News and events on the future of work

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. A Future of Work with Social Justice: The ILO in its second Century

    07 February 2019

  4. The Future of Work International Forum in Ufa

    05 February 2019

    The International Forum “Future of Work: Decent Work for All” took place on February 4-5 at the Toratau Congress Hall in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan. The forum’s primary goal was to discuss priority problems in the area of industrial relations and the principles of shaping the future of work, as well as to exchange opinions and experience of promoting social dialogue.

  5. First discussion on the Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work held in Japan

    01 February 2019

    A tripartite panel discussion on the future of work highlighted the relevance of the Report of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work in the context of Japan's labour market. Japan’s tripartite constituents acknowledged the necessity of social dialogue to promote human-centred agenda and revitalize the social contract in the world of work.

  6. 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.

  7. © 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.

  8. Technology ‘breeding disorientation’ and affecting politics, Guy Ryder says on CNBC

    23 January 2019

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), discusses political uncertainty, economic growth and the rise of populism during an interview on CNBC from WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

  9. ILO chief Guy Ryder discusses the future of work with Richard Quest

    23 January 2019

    With the advance of technology and the impact of automation on jobs, "the people who will be less well-placed to recycle into new jobs are the ones that are likely to be hardest hit," said the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, discussing the future of work with CNN presenter, Richard Quest at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  10. Report in short: Work for a brighter future

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.