News and events on the future of work

  1. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    06 September 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice. The unit in charge of the Future of Work initiative seeks to involve the ILO's tripartite constituency fully and universally, but also to reach beyond them to the academic world and to all other relevant and interested actors. (Closed Captions available) Learn more at: www.ilo.org/futureofwork

  2. ILO COOP NewsUpdate Issue No. 3

    06 September 2016

  3. Background Note by the International Labour Organization for the UN High-Level Political Forum 11 - 20 July 2016, New York

    12 August 2016

  4. Tripartism gives a voice to the world of work, says Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

    19 July 2016

    Social dialogue is key to formulating the policy responses to the changing world of work, both at the national and global level, according to Tomoko Nishimoto. She was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD National during a visit to Delhi.

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    How China is getting ready for the future of work

    15 July 2016

    Representatives from the Chinese government, the academia and enterprises discussed and agreed in-depth research is needed on the future of work in China and its effects on the well-being of people and sustainable growth.

  6. “High levels of informality” - a major challenge for India, says ILO Chief

    08 July 2016

    India needs to transform its strong economic performance into more quality jobs and better working conditions, according to ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. He was speaking to Indian broadcaster DD News during a visit to Delhi where he spoke at a conference on the Future of Work.

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    Technology transforming industries critical for growth and jobs in ASEAN

    07 July 2016

    A new study by the International Labour Organization’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities shows that the robot age is already a reality in ASEAN countries. More than 60 per cent of enterprises surveyed in the region see new technologies as a positive for increasing sales, labour productivity and employment of highly skilled workers.

  8. How to shape the future of work

    04 July 2016

    Video interview of Maria Helena André,Director of ACTRAV at the conference 'Shaping the new world of work', Brussels, 27-29 June 2016.

  9. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, on policies to shape the new world of work

    28 June 2016

  10. ILO formulates policy options for upward convergence in the EU

    16 June 2016

    A new ILO publication examines the differences in socio-economic performance between EU Member States and formulates policy options for upward convergence.