News and events on the future of work

  1. Malta’s President calls on the global community to take urgent action on gender equality

    15 June 2017

    “The global economy will continue to suffer greatly, if women continue to be excluded,” said the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, at the ILO’s World of Work Summit.

  2. President Tabaré Vázquez addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    05 June 2017

    Without dialogue there is no progress, said President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay during the opening session of the annual International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva. In his speech to the delegates of some 187 countries he warned that “we must not wait for the future, we must build it.”

  3. Decent work and environmental sustainability must go hand in hand

    05 June 2017

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The two-week long Conference gathers over 5000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to foster progress in the world of work.

  4. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 4, 30 May 2017

    30 May 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  5. ILO Forum to examine the role of skills development in trade, employability and inclusive growth

    26 May 2017

    The Forum will bring together a broad spectrum of participants to share knowledge and lessons learned from implementing strategies for promoting skills development for trade, employability and inclusive growth.

  6. Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

  7. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Americas” on 31st May-1st June

    26 May 2017

  8. High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Future of Work in the Pacific

    The ILO 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community participated in the High Level Tripartite Dialogue to discuss the Future of Work in the Pacific and propose recommendations to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets and beyond.

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    G20 agrees on policies to shape the future of work for inclusive growth and development

    19 May 2017

    Ministers adopted policy recommendations on skills development, social protection and working conditions for countries to shape a future that works for people around the globe.

  10. Labour Policy Forum on the Future of Work

    The ILO and the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT) co-organize a symposium on the future of work in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, The Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities, Japanese Trade Union Confederation JTUC-RENGO and Japan Business Federation will attend the forum.