News and events on the future of work

  1. An update on the Global Commission on the Future of Work

    08 March 2018

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, brings us up to date on what was discussed at the second meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the next steps for the Commission, and what we can expect in 2019.

  2. Skills and the Future of Work

    26 February 2018

    With the world of work facing transformative changes, investments in skills’ development and training are becoming more important than ever.

  3. ILO Global Commission tackles the changes needed for a fair future of work for everyone

    20 February 2018

    The Global Commission on the Future of Work convened for the second time at ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 February.

  4. Successful 1st Global Forum on Just Transition

    15 February 2018

    In December 2017 the ILO hosted the first Global Forum on Just Transition in partnership with UNFCCC. The Forum aimed to establish a global platform, share national and international experiences on just transition in country contexts, take stock of global research and build momentum for action on climate change.

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    What can the past tell us about the future of work?

    13 February 2018

    As we look to the future of work, ILO Historian Dorothea Hoehtker tells us what we might learn from looking at the past.

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    Update on Future of Work Initiative

    13 February 2018

    Deborah Greenfield, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy and Head of the Task Force on the Future of work, outlines the steps that the organization is taking to address the key issues that are facing the world of work.

  7. ILO's presentation at the Unicoop Florence Annual Convention focuses on the role of social and solidarity economy in the future of work

    12 February 2018

  8. A Reflection on the future of work and society

    12 February 2018

    The workshop offered a unique opportunity to reflect on the issue of work and society from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It gathered together a range of experts from different disciplines (including history, psychology, sociology and education), who met in Turin on 21 and 22 September 2017.

  9. ILO presented at a public hearing in the European Parliament on the role of the social economy in shaping the future of work

    12 February 2018

    “The SSE presents itself as a viable solution to recent crises”, said Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, at a public hearing on the role of the social economy in shaping the future of work organized at the European Parliament.

  10. Interview with Trebor Scholz – connecting cooperatives to the future of work, digitally

    09 February 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Professor Trebor Scholz from The New School, a scholar and an activist who developed the concept of “platform cooperativism”.