ILO research seminar on the Future of Work

The Future of Work seminar at the ILO gathered a panel with leading global experts in labour market, social and economic issues to develop further the discussion around the ILO Centenary initiative on the Future of Work.

The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellists included Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom; Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Professor from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India; Prof. Alain Supiot from the Collège de France; and Prof. Nouri Mzid, Professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Sfax in Tunis.

After a brief introduction recalling the framework of the initiative, panellists developed some of the main issues regarding the future of work and employment at the global level. The debate especially addressed the following questions: the ability of national labour markets to create enough jobs, changes in the employment relationship, increasing inequalities, the impacts of technology on job displacement and work, the frontiers between paid and unpaid activities and the necessity to adapt labour regulation. Chaired by the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.


Prof. Jayati Ghosh - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prof. Nouri Mzid - University of Sfax, Tunis

Lord Skidelsky - Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick

Prof. Alain Supiot - Collège de France, Paris

ILO Speakers

Raymond Torres, Director, Research Department