News and events on the future of work

  1. Launch of Global Commission report on the Future of Work

    The report launch on 22nd January 2019 marks the official start of the ILO Centenary year, which will be celebrated in a series of global, regional and national events. ​

  2. Official launch of the ILO Centenary

    At 16:00 Geneva time (15:00 GMT) a ceremony formally launching the 100th anniversary celebrations will be held in the “colonnades” hall of the ILO headquarters.

  3. Lifelong learning and skills development: Interview with Dr. Paul Ryan

    20 February 2019

    In this interview, Dr. Paul Ryan discusses how to ensure quality lifelong learning and the challenges ahead. Part of the video interviews recorded during the ILO's SKILLS Branch Workshop on Lifelong Learning held on 30 January, 2019.

  4. Lifelong learning and skills development: Interview with Sir Alan Tuckett, OBE (short version)

    20 February 2019

    In this interview, Sir Alan Tuckett, adult education specialist and campaigner, explains what is meant by lifelong learning, and the role the ILO and its partners play in managing lifelong learning systems. Part of the video interviews recorded during the ILO's SKILLS Branch Workshop on Lifelong Learning held on 30 January, 2019.

  5. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

  6. Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

    In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.

  7. The Future of Work We Want: Workers' Perspectives from the Caribbean

    The conference will bring together together representatives from trade unions, governments, academia as well as employers to discuss the developments that are driving the world of work in the future.

  8. 1st national reflection on the Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work held in Japan

    01 February 2019

    Japan’s tripartite constituents found values in the Global Commission Report and re-acknowledged the necessity of social dialogue to promote human-centred agenda and then revitalize the social contract. The panel discussion in the event identified the relevance of the Report to the world of work in Japan in general and to its work style reform, in particular.

  9. Working for a brighter future

    29 January 2019

    Following the publication of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the Co-Chairs, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden, explain why we must renew the social contract and create a brighter future with economic security, equal opportunity and social justice.

  10. © Fairphone 2019

    50 million tonnes of potentially job creating e-waste discarded annually

    25 January 2019

    Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.