News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO to establish Global Commission on the Future of Work

    16 August 2017

    On 21 August, the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius will launch the new international body during a high-level event in Geneva.

  2. Watch Live: Launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    The Prime Minister of Sweden and President of Mauritius launch an international body to tackle the fundamental questions posed by a rapidly transforming world of work.

  3. Watch Live: Launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    The Prime Minister of Sweden and President of Mauritius launch an international body to tackle the fundamental questions posed by a rapidly transforming world of work.

  4. ILO issues a call for research on Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

    09 August 2017

    The ILO, sponsored by the Australian Government’s Department of Employment, has launched a call for research papers to examine the opportunities and challenges of the future at work for women (Deadline: 15 September 2017).

  5. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in South-East Asia and the Pacific

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

  6. ILO Director-General address to the BRICS on "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future"

    26 July 2017

    “It is after all a fundamental desire of people across the world, above all in this period of transformative change and sometimes of uncertainty, that they can look forward and contribute to a better future of work – one with social justice and prosperity and decent work for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting.

  7. The future of work in transformed agriculture

    On September 15th, the ILO will host a roundtable of technical experts on the future of work in transformed agriculture

  8. ILO Director-General to attend the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China

    24 July 2017

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, will be attending the third meeting of labour and employment ministers of BRICS countries from 26 to 27 July 2017.

  9. The future of work can be a force for positive change

    18 July 2017

    How are we going to use technology to produce the future of work that we want, asks ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The notion that technology will decide has to give way to the idea that this is a policy debate and our future is in our hands.

  10. © Ness Kerton / AusAID 2017

    With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

    18 July 2017

    On World Youth Skills Day, ILO highlights the need to provide new skills for young people that respond effectively to new forms of work.