Global Commission on the Future of Work

The formation of a Global Commission on the Future of Work marks the second stage in the ILO’s Future of Work Initiative. Its job is to undertake an in-depth examination of the future of work that can provide the analytical basis for the delivery of social justice in the 21st century.

The Commission's role

The Commission will produce an independent report on how to achieve a future of work that provides decent and sustainable work opportunities for all. This report will be submitted to the centenary session of the International Labour Conference in 2019.

Over the past 18 months, the ILO’s tripartite constituents - governments, employer and worker organizations - have held national dialogues in over 110 countries in the run-up to the launch of the Global Commission.

The work of the Commission will be organized around four "centenary conversations":

  • Work and society
  • Decent jobs for all
  • The organization of work and production
  • The governance of work



Mr Thorben Albrecht
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
Ms Haifa Al Kaylani
Founder Chairperson, Arab International Women’s Forum
Ms Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, Oxfam International
M. Alain Dehaze
Chief Executive Officer, The Adecco Group
Professor Chinsung Chung
Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Ms Cláudia Costin
Founder, Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies Think Tank, Brazil
Professor Enrico Giovannini
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Olga Golodets
Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs, Russian Federation
Sra Rebeca Grynspan
Secretaria General, Conferencia Iberoamericana
Mr Philip Jennings
General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Professor Carlos Lopes
Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Profesora Nora Lustig
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Ms Reema Nanavaty
Former General Secretary, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India
Mme Joséphine Ouédraogo
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to FAO
Mr Richard Samans
Managing Director, World Economic Forum
Professor Atsushi Seike
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Labor Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr A. Didar Singh
Secretary-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, India
Ms Kristin Skogen Lund
Chief Executive Officer, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
Professeur Alain Supiot
Collège de France, Paris
Mr Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation
Mr Wang Xiaochu
Vice-Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China
Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Ex officio members

Mr Luc Cortebeeck
Chairperson, Governing Body of the ILO
Mr Mthunzi Mdwaba
Employers’ Vice-Chairperson, Governing Body of the ILO
Sr Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia
Government Vice-Chairperson, Governing Body of the ILO
Mr Guy Ryder
ILO Director-General


The Commission will be serviced technically and operationally by the ILO.