Resources on future of work

  1. Policy brief

    Digital learning and training: Opportunities and challenges for trade union education

    06 June 2022

    This brief aims to inexorably link to the future of work moving towards a digital society. It is an imperative for trade unions to embrace the positive impacts of technological advancement while adopting new changes and digital transformation.

  2. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Crowd work: A new form of digital employment for young on-line workers

    02 June 2022

    This podcast episode explores how digitalization through “crowd working” platforms can be used as a tool to tap into the labour market potential of a young population. It features an interview with Niall O’Higgins, Senior Economist in the ILO’s Employment Analysis Unit, Employment Policy Department.

  3. Video

    The key points for discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the International Labour Conference

    30 May 2022

    A general discussion will take place on decent work and the social and solidarity economy during the 110th International Labour Conference. Discover the key points for discussion in this video.

  4. Video

    Occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work?

    30 May 2022

    Three things we need to know about the ILO discussion on occupational safety and health as a Fundamental Principle and Right at Work during the International labour Conference.

  5. International labour standards

    ILO-IPDN collaborate to improve understanding of labour issues for education personnel and students

    19 May 2022

    The ILO collaborates with the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN) to increase the understanding and strengthen the curriculum for educators and students on international labour standards.

  6. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Can big data help us understand the future of work?

    19 May 2022

    This podcast investigates the possibilities of using big data to analyse ongoing work trends in both developed and developing economies as a means of anticipating future work needs. It features Tony Bonen, Acting Executive Director of Canada’s Labour Market Information Council in Ottawa, and Matthieu Charpe, Senior Economist at the ILO’s Employment Policy Department.

  7. Better Work programme

    Better gender equality means more resilient future for Viet Nam’s garment, footwear industries

    18 May 2022

    Robust evidence from ILO’s Better Work programme shows that empowering women could help to build forward better Viet Nam’s key export sectors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Press release

    New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

  9. POST COVID-19

    The Next Normal: The changing Workplace in Africa – Ten Trends from the COVID-19 Pandemic that are Shaping Workplaces in Africa

    12 May 2022

    The destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had dramatic social, economic and health effects across the African continent. Despite these challenging circumstances, many enterprises and their workers across the continent have taken a wide range of steps to adapt to this fluid environment. They have changed everything from the characteristics of their working space to their human resource strategies, and throughout it all have demonstrated great resilience and adaptability. To better understand these dynamics, the Bureau for Employers Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO Regional Office for Africa partnered with employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) from across Africa to study these changes, enterprises’ views about them, and steps enterprises are taking in response to them.

  10. Book

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    11 May 2022

    Is medical cannabis really capable of making a difference for poor countries in terms of growth and job creation? This book seeks to determine whether medical cannabis can indeed create jobs and wealth, notably in comparison with tobacco, for which the medicinal plant is deemed to be a viable substitute crop.