Events coverage

March 2016

  1. Raymond Torres: The future of work need not be a race to the bottom for workers

    10 March 2016

    As part of a two day conference on ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective” , ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder moderated a Panel Discussion on Labour Market Reforms and the Future of Work. Raymond Torres, Special Adviser at the ILO on employment issues and the future of work discussed how the ILO and international cooperation can help exploit the benefits of trends shaping the future of work and still protect workers.

January 2016

  1. Oil and gas: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in polar climes

    29 January 2016

    A tripartite meeting considered the special circumstances influencing OSH for the oil and gas industry in the northern hemispheres coldest regions.

  2. World Economic Forum session on the promise of progress

    20 January 2016

    While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

  3. Ideas on the future of work: Alain Supiot

    20 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Prof. Alain Supiot from the Collège de France, shares his thoughts on the subject. (In French with subtitles in English)

  4. Ideas on the future of work: Lord Robert Skidelsky

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, shares his thoughts on the subject.

  5. Ideas on the future of work: Jayati Ghosh

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Professor from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, shares her thoughts on the subject.

  6. Ideas on the future of work: Raymond Torres

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO Research Department, introduces the Future of Work Cenenary Initiative.

  7. Ideas on the future of work: Nouri Mzid

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Prof. Nouri Mzid, Professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Sfax in Tunis, shares his thoughts on the subject. (In French with subtitles in English)

  8. Guy Ryder urges enterprise to make the future work for all

    07 January 2016

    The ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder speaks at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Annual Conference on the theme: "The Future of Work".

December 2015

  1. "We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director

    11 December 2015

    At a COP 21 side event, Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director Field Operations and Partnerships, explains that while moving to a sustainable economy will have profound implications for the world of work, with the right policies in place, many tens of millions of jobs can be created.