News and events on the future of work

  1. Watch the 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. © 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.

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    Remarks by the ILO Director-General at G20 Summit Working Lunch Session on “Digitalization, Women’s Empowerment and Employment”

    08 July 2017

    “The absence of decent work opportunities often lies at the root cause of very many of the problems raised at this G20 Summit – whether it has been migration, trade, action on climate change or, yes, youth radicalization,” says ILO Director-General at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg.

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    Shaping inclusive globalization preoccupies G20 Leaders at Hamburg Summit

    08 July 2017

    Leaders’ Declaration recognizes the importance of meeting the challenge of creating decent work opportunities and reversing trends towards increased inequality.

  10. The 9th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy