Publications & technical tools


  1. Labour inspection audit - Joint outcome on labour inspection

    Technical Memorandum: the Republic of Moldova

    27 February 2009

    The purpose of the audit was to establish jointly with the government an action plan for improving, reinvigorating and modernizing the labour inspection system in Moldova within the framework of the already-ratified labour inspection Conventions.


  1. Publication

    Glossary of labour law and industrial relations (with special reference to the European Union)

    14 June 2005

    The Glossary of labour law and industrial relations, one of the first of its kind, provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the development and current status of labour law and industrial relations issues, including globalization and international labour standards. Going a step further than simple definitions, this easy-to-use glossary provides substantive entries and cross-references between international labour standards, European Union Directives, resolutions and regulations. In this respect, definitions from the public domain are taken from legislative and specialized texts dealing with international standards and institutions in general. The glossary also explores the most relevant issues surrounding the global debate on the social dimension of globalization and includes entries on current achievements, debates, ideas and programmes, as highlighted in the 2004 Report of the Director-General of the ILO on the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, A fair globalization: The role of the ILO. These issues are summarized in the substantive introduction for easy reference. Conceived as an education tool, this storehouse of practical definitions also provides practitioners and scholars with advice and suggestions that may be taken into account in their day-to-day work. Legal specialists, employers, workers and government officials will find recognized and accepted international labour practices in a number of domains of interest to them. A valuable addition to the current literature on the topic, this glossary aims to contribute to the overall development of a sound social dialogue and industrial relations system at different levels of the economy.

  2. Publication

    Informal Economy, Undeclared Work and Labour Administration

    14 June 2005

    In line with the ILO resolution concerning decent work and the informal economy, adopted at the International Labour Conference in 2002, governments have a key role to play, in consultation with workers and employers, in promoting decent work through the extension of their services to the informal economy. This requires the development of innovative approaches and new tools which can be used by ministries of labour to promote decent work through technical assistance to small and micro-enterprises and independent or self-employed workers. During the current biennium, José Luis Daza, Senior Labour Administration Specialist of the Dialogue Department, worked on this research paper for ministries of labour on the theme “informal economy, undeclared work and labour administration”.

  3. Publication

    The global challenges of labour inspection

    04 April 2005

    In this issue of Labour Education 2005/3-4 No. 140-141, labour inspectors and ILO experts suggest possible paths towards more effi cient labour inspection. How can changes in the world of work be taken into account? How can the new challenges be taken up? How can energies be channelled into achieving maximum impact?

  4. Publication

    A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of the handbook is to help labour and factory inspectors deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS in their work. In particular, it will help inspectors apply the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, which was adopted in June 2001. The Code provides guidance for governments, employers and workers, as well as other stakeholders, in formulating and implementing national action plans and workplace policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS.