Global reports

As part of the Follow-up to the Declaration, the ILO Director-General submits a Global Report on one of the four categories of fundamental principles and rights at work to the tripartite International Labour Conference each June

2011

  1. Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    03 November 2011

    The global economic and financial crisis, which has predictably turned into a major employment crisis, forms the background to the third Global Report on discrimination. The aim of the Report is to provide a dynamic picture of trends over the last four years and present some findings, conclusions and recommendations for future action by the ILO and its constituents. This Report contains both good and bad news about recent worldwide trends regarding discrimination in employment and occupation. On the positive side, there is more legislation, there are more institutional initiatives, and, in general, a growing awareness of the need to overcome discrimination at work. However, capacity does not keep pace with the political will, and a prolonged economic downturn exposes structural weaknesses and even aggravates structural discrimination. Furthermore, the agenda of discrimination at work is continuously diversifying, and new challenges arise where old ones remain at best only partially answered.

2010

  1. Accelerating action against child labour; Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work - 2010

    12 May 2010

    In its quadrennial Global Report on child labour, the ILO says that the global number of child labourers had declined from 222 million to 215 million, or 3 per cent, over the period 2004 to 2008, representing a “slowing down of the global pace of reduction.” The report also expresses concern that the global economic crisis could “further brake” progress toward the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

2009

  1. The cost of coercion

    12 May 2009

    Forced labour is the antithesis of decent work. The least protected persons, including women and youth, indigenous peoples, and migrant workers, are particularly vulnerable. Modern forced labour can be eradicated with a sustained commitment and resources.

2008

  1. Freedom of association in practice: Lessons learned. Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2008

    01 May 2008

2007

  1. Equality at work : tackling the challenges. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work. Report of the Director-General, 2007

    10 May 2007

    Provides a global picture of job-related discrimination, citing both progress and failures in the struggle to fight discrimination ranging from traditional forms such as sex, race or religion, to newer forms based on age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status and disability.

2006

  1. The end of child labour : within reach. Global report under the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2006

    20 April 2006

    Presents a global picture tracing child labour trends and outlines national progress and the policies that underpin it. Highlights the progress being made in reducing child labour around the world and examines ILO action on child labour since 2002. Explores key policy issues and global challenges presented by mainstreaming child labour into broader development frameworks, the special plight of Africa, and strengthening the worldwide movement.

2005

  1. A global alliance against forced labour. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2005

    01 March 2005

    This report is the most comprehensive account of contemporary forced labour to date. It provides the first global and regional estimates by an international organization of forced labour in the world today.

2004

  1. Organizing for social justice. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work. Report of the Director-General, 2004

    20 May 2004

    Freedom of association, and the recognition of the right to bargain collectively, are not only fundamental human rights at work, but also vital elements of economic, social and political processes. Organizing for social justice takes account of the current trends in exercising these rights as well as the significant challenges that still remain in many parts of the world, particularly in the today’s global economy.

2003

  1. Time for equality at work. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2003

    03 April 2003

    The ILO’s most comprehensive study to date on discrimination, this timely report argues that the benefits of eliminating discrimination in the workplace transcend the individual and extend to the economy and to society as a whole. While the most blatant forms of discrimination at work have faded, the report reveals that many remain a persistent and daily part of the workplace or are taking on new, more subtle forms that are cause for growing concern

2002

  1. A future without child labour. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Report of the Director-General, 2002

    06 May 2002

    Folder containing flyers, fact sheets, the report "A future without child labour", and resource lists of contact persons by region.

2001

  1. Stopping forced labour : global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work. Report of the Director-General, 2001

    08 May 2001

2000

  1. Your voice at work. Global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work. Report of the Director-General, 2000

    25 May 2000

    Reports on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining in ILO member States. Reviews the challenges and opportunities that globalization and social change present to the world of work, and their implications for freedom of association and collective bargaining and summarizes major trends in respect of these principles and rights. Assesses ILO assistance in their promotion and suggests a framework for future ILO action.