News and events on the future of work

  1. Reducing inequalities for sustainable development

    19 December 2019

    Paris Joint Statement of the French Minister of Labour, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

  2. Inequality compromises inclusive growth and social cohesion

    19 December 2019

    The ILO has called for countries to implement a range of measures to tackle inequality, in a joint statement with other international agencies attending the Paris G7 meeting.

  3. Closing the gap in skills development through the acceleration of digital and e-learning programmes

    18 December 2019

    The advancement of digitalization and technology has eliminated time and space boundaries, providing an opportunity for people living in rural areas to have a greater access to good quality training at an affordable cost through distance and e-learning.

  4. The Maldives Celebrates the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Century of Advancing Social Justice and Decent Work

    18 December 2019

    The centenary celebrations were graced by His H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives.

  5. "Argentina and the ILO can build a future with social justice"

    10 December 2019

    Director-General Guy Ryder has made a two-day visit to the Argentine capital during which he led the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the ILO office in the country.

  6. African countries commit to roadmap to shape the future of work on the continent

    06 December 2019

    The ILO's 14th Africa Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, concluded with a Declaration reaffirming the need for a human-centred strategy

  7. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder's closing remarks at the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting

    06 December 2019

  8. The Future of Full Employment

    The Symposium, to be held 12-13 December 2019, will focus on the fundamental question of full employment - its definition and relevance, its implications for inclusive and greener economic growth, the conditions leading to it and the role it plays in helping those who are at risk of being left behind.

  9. 14th African Regional Meeting of the ILO - Best of Opening Day

    03 December 2019

    Relive the excitement of the 14th African Regional Meeting Open Day, as workers, employers and government representatives from 54 countries gathered in Abidjan to chart a course towards a future with decent work.

  10. A human-centred future of work needed in Africa

    03 December 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the world of work challenges and opportunities facing Africa at the opening of the ILO’s 14th African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.