Singapore, 29-30 April 2019

Regional conference on the future of work in Asia: Embracing Technology; Inclusive Growth

The Government of Singapore, in collaboration with the social partners and in partnership with the ILO, hosted a regional tripartite conference to discuss the recommendations of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work.

The Conference brought together about 700 government, worker and employer representatives from ASEAN member states (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos); ASEAN’s six dialogue partners - Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand; and Mongolia and Timor-Leste. Read more

Opening session

Panel sessions

Tripartite guest speakers and Commissioners from the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work enabled participants to enter into in-depth discussions on the Report of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work: Work for a brighter Future.

Closing session


Work for a brighter future: A call for a human centred agenda
Following almost 18 months of work, the independent 27-member Commission on the future of work issued its analysis of the challenges caused by new technology, climate change and demography. The report outlines a vision for a human-centred agenda in response to the disruptions they are causing in the world of work. A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in the report.