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A-Z list

  1. A-Z ILO Databases

    Find the ILO database you need for your research. Browse by topic, type or language.

  2. CEE Labour Legislation database


    Laws and regulations, chemical safety data sheets, training material, articles on occupational accidents and diseases and their prevention.

  4. Decent Jobs for Youth Knowledge Facility

    The UN Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth platform.

  5. Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

  6. Employment Policy Action Facility

  7. Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (Fourth edition)

  8. EPLex - Employment protection legislation database

  9. Forced Labour Observatory

  10. Governance resources

    National labour law profiles, labour legislation guidelines, and industrial and employment relations.

  11. i-eval Discovery - Evaluation information

  12. ILO Employment Policy Gateway

    The Knowledge platform on country-level employment policies and youth employment strategies.

  13. ILO Global business and disability network

    Disability inclusion resources.

  14. ILO Global Care Policy portal

  15. ILO’s Global Centre on Digital Wages for Decent Work

  16. ILO Helpdesk for business on International Labour Standards

    Aligning business operations with international labour standards.

  17. ILO knowledge portal

    Labour laws, standards, policies, statistics, and country profiles and information on ILO projets and programmes.

  18. ILO Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements Hub (LP Hub)

    An online database on labour provisions in trade agreements.

  19. ILO Social Protection Data Dashboards

  20. ILO Taxonomy

    Subject classification system.

  21. ILO Thesaurus

    Terms relating to the world of work, in English, French, and Spanish.



    English, French, Spanish, and/or German, Russian, Arabic and Chinese equivalents (login: guest, no password if prompted).

  24. International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)

    Chemical safety and health.

  25. International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)

    Classification system to organize jobs.


    An ILO Database on Occupational Safety and Health Agencies, Institutions and Organizations around the world.

  27. IRLex

    ILO Legal Database on Industrial Relations.

  28. ISSA Country Profiles

    Social security programmes in the world.

  29. ISSA Web Portal

    Country profiles, publications, conference reports and social security databases.

  30. Labordoc

    The ILO Institutional Repository

  31. LabourDiscovery

  32. Labour migration policies and programmes

  33. Legal Protection database

    Concerns the legal status of the ILO in member States.

  34. LEGOSH - Global database on occupational safety and health legislation

    OSH legislation and national regulatory frameworks.

  35. NATLEX

    National labour, social security and related human rights legislation.


    International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) and national labour and social security laws.

  37. Occupational Safety and Health Thesaurus

    OSH terminology.

  38. Reported incidents of abandonment of seafarers

    ILO and IMO-produced platform for vessels reported as abandoned.

  39. Skills and Lifelong Learning Knowledge Sharing Platform

    ILO, OECD, UNESCO and World Bank-produced skills development platform.

  40. Social Protection Platform

    Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems.

  41. Triblex

    Thematic analysis of the case law of the ILO Administrative Tribunal.

  42. Verification of credentials

    Case law concerning nominations of Conference delegates and advisers.

  43. Working Conditions Laws Database

    Legislation on the regulatory environment of working time, minimum wages and maternity protection.