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The ILO has developed many databases - bibliographic, statistical and full text, covering the ILO’s main areas of work including labour statistics, labour standards, labour legislation, working conditions and social protection. The full list is kept up-to-date on the ILO Library main web site.
List of ILO Databases
Annual review database
Contains information from governments, employers' and workers' organizations, that have a role to play under the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
A database on the application of international labour standards.
ILO's database of national labour legislation for the 13 ILO member States of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. This database is maintained by the ILO's Subregional Office for the Caribbean and contains contains many of the full texts of national labour laws from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
Child Labour Statistics
Compiles web sites which contain data from national statistical agencies, the ILO and other sources. Includes links to source web sites and references to print publications available in the ILO Library.
Covers occupational safety and health, law and regulations, chemical safety data sheets, training material, journal articles, books and ILO Conventions.
Conditions of Work and Employment Database
Includes comprehensive legal information from countries around the world and covers maternity protection, minimum wages and working time.
The ILO's Information Base on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men is a database of guidelines and legislation on equal employment opportunities in the workplace.
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, Fourth edition
Covers all aspects of occupational health and safety including occupational diseases, prevention, health promotional activities; legal, ethical and social policy; hazards, accidents and safety management; chemicals in industry, toxicological properties and more. Available free online and in both a 4-volume print version and a CD-ROM version. Both versions may be purchased from ILO Subregional Office for the Caribbean.
Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training (produced with the collaboration of the ILO).
HIV/AIDS laws and policies
Contains hard law (legislative texts) and soft law instruments (codes of practice, guidelines, policies) dealing entirely or in part with HIV/AIDS and the world of work.
ILOLEX is a trilingual database containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations, ratification information, comments of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents.
The ILO Thesaurus is a compilation of more than 4000 terms relating to the world of work, in English, French, and Spanish. Covers labour and employment policy, human resources planning, labour standards, labour administration and labour relations, vocational training, economic and social development, social security, working conditions, wages, occupational safety and health and enterprise promotion.
Bibliographic database of the Inter-American Vocational Training Research and Documentation Centre (CINTERFOR).
International Standard Classification of Occupations ISCO-88
The International Standard Classification of Occupations is a tool for organising jobs into a clearly defined set of groups according to the tasks and duties undertaken in the job. It is intended both for statistical users and for human resources professionals.
International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs)
Summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.