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ILO Conference to discuss better future at work

Media advisory | 01 July 2015
GENEVA – Together with universities from around the globe, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold a conference in Geneva from 8-10 July to discuss policies for a better future at work.

The 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work (RDW) will focus on four key issues shaping the future of work in modern societies: protecting workers, securing income, regulating labour markets and reaching out to vulnerable workers.

The meeting takes place at a time when the economic and social crisis endures on a global scale with destructively high unemployment, expanding precarious work, growing numbers of working poor and rising inequality.

While reforms in policies and institutions that would counteract these trends have yet to materialise, the conference will discuss ways to overcome these policy failures which have triggered a broader unease about the future of work.

The Conference will be held at ILO headquarters in Geneva (Governing Body room - R3 South). It is co-hosted by the University of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), the University of Melbourne Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL), the University of Manchester Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC), Durham Law School (DLS) and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ).

Journalists are cordially invited to attend the conference but need to be accredited. If you are interested in participation, please fill the online registration form.