The International Labour Review (ILR) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal of international scope on labour and employment studies. This journal was established in 1921 by decision of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Governing Body. Therefore, the year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Review (ILR).
The International Labour Review (ILR) is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish and is administered by the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Research Department. The International Labour Review (ILR) aims to advance academicresearch and inform policy debate and decision-making in all fields related to the world of work, such as economics, law, industrial relations, social policy, sociology and history, by publishing and bringing together the original thinking of academics and experts in those fields. It also features concise reports on current developments and reviews of recent major publications considered to be of particular interest to those working in these fields.
To celebrate this milestone, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a virtual event on 12 July 2021 to showcase the history of the International Labour Review (ILR) and its contributions to academic research and policy debate on the world of work at the global level. Additionally, a virtual interactive timeline was also created highlighting key moments in the history of the International Labour Review (ILR). Amongst other things, this timeline identifies the Nobel Prize Winners whose articles have been published in the International Labour Review (ILR), including the Caribbean’s very own Sir Arthur Lewis, the world renowned St. Lucian economist.
Click here to access the International Labour Review (IRL) timeline