Information resources

The ILO offers a range of information services and products to facilitate research into the world of work. It provides and preserves an extensive, multilingual collection of print and electronic information sources, including books, reports, journals, national legislation texts and statistical publications. It has over 40.000 ILO publications.

The Library publishes Labordoc, a unique database available on the Internet, providing worldwide coverage of publications, including journal articles, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights. It provides an ever-increasing number of links to online publications. Labordoc is the authoritative source for ILO publications.

The ILO Library has developed the ILO global information network to improve the effectiveness of the ILO’s information services thoughout the world and increase the visibility of the ILO’s knowledge resources. Through this network, the ILO Library supports the strategic goal of the ILO to disseminate and provide access to ILO knowledge. For more information about the ILO Global Information Network, contact the ILO Library at

The ILO Global Information Network and the ILO produce a bimonthly electronic bulletin to share news and ideas about our activities in our libraries around the world.

The ILO Moscow users can get an excess to the Guidelines on Labour Legislation in the Russian language.

You can easily get access to the Online Information resources:

This is a database on the application of international labour standards
  1. Child Labour Statistics
Complies web sites which contains data from national agencies
Trilingual is database containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations.
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.

ILO publications