Resources on future of work

  1. © Unsplash/Timor Studler 2023

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The quest for social justice: The role of research and dialogue

    25 September 2023

    The advancement of social justice is an idea that’s getting new attention these days, as economic and population growth translates into more people are looking for jobs and more and more jobs are looking for people to fill them. What role can labour market research and social dialogue play in meeting this challenge?

  2. News

    ILO highlights the link between inclusive growth and democracy and social dialogue

    22 September 2023

    The ADG of the Governance, Rights and Social Dialogue cluster of the ILO, Manuela Tomei, participates in Spain in the European Tripartite High Level Conference: "Towards a new European social agenda from the perspective of social dialogue".

  3. © G20 2023

    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO welcomes G20 support for just transition measures

    10 September 2023

    G20 Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to promote inclusive growth, sustainable development and decent work and their support for the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

  4. © ILO/M. Crozet 2023

    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Working in apparel and footwear manufacturing: How does technological upgrading and automation affect women?

    04 September 2023

    The clothing and footwear manufacturing sector primarily employs female workers, often in underpaid, insecure jobs with uncertain futures due to automation. New research explores the challenges women encounter and the impact of technology on their work.

  5. G20 Culture Ministers' Meeting

    ILO welcomes G20 Culture Ministers' support for decent work goals

    29 August 2023

    G20 ministers have reiterated their support for decent work in the cultural and creative industries, including alignment with international labour standards, skills training, effective social protection and reinforced channels for dialogue.

  6. ILO Working paper 96

    Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality

    21 August 2023

    This study assesses the potential global exposure of occupations to Generative AI, particularly GPT-4. It predicts that the overwhelming effect of the technology will be to augment occupations, rather than to automate them. The greatest impact is likely to be in high and upper-middle income countries due to a higher share of employment in clerical occupations. As clerical jobs are an important source of female employment, the effects are highly gendered. Insights from this study underline the need for proactive policies that focus on job quality, ensure fair transitions, and that are based on dialogue and adequate regulation.

  7. © nuttapong punna 2023

    Artificial intelligence

    Generative AI likely to augment rather than destroy jobs

    21 August 2023

    ILO report assesses the impact of generative artificial intelligence on job quantity and quality.

  8. © ILO 2023

    ILOSTAT Blog

    Youth skills: Tackling challenges and seizing opportunities for a brighter future of work

    13 July 2023

    Leveraging the ILO’s microdata, an analysis of global labour market and occupational trends highlights strategies to strengthen skills development and boost the competitiveness, agility, and resilience of youth.

  9. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (Number 28): Towards the creation of better jobs in the post-pandemic era

    11 July 2023

    This edition of the Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean report, jointly prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), emphasizes that three years after the COVID-19 crisis, the main labor indicators have returned to the values that prevailed in 2019. The recovery has been heterogeneous within the region, and some indicators have yet to reach their pre-pandemic levels in certain countries.

  10. Digitalization of Business Organizations

    Technical Note: Uruguay - Chamber of Digital Economy - CEDU

    11 July 2023

    This technical note is part of the collection of notable experiences in the digitisation of business enterprises and employers' organizations (EBMOs) in Latin America, identified in the research process carried out by the ILO Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) for the preparation of the 2022 Regional Report "Where are business organizations on the journey towards digitisation, A look at Latin America". These remarkable experiences should inspire other EBMOs in their transition to digitalisation.