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Media Advisory

ILO and Eurofound to publish joint report on telework

Media advisory | 10 February 2017
GENEVA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a joint report with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) entitled “Working Anytime, Anywhere: The effects on the World of Work”, on Wednesday, 15 February.

At a time when the use of digital technology is constantly growing, the new research highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework.

It synthesizes research carried out by both organizations in 15 countries, including ten EU Member States as well as Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan and the United States.

The study also provides recommendations to accompany those sweeping changes.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 12:00 GMT – 13:00 Geneva/Brussels time on Wednesday, 15 February.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, and associated media material will be made available to journalists (only) upon request, starting in the morning of Wednesday, 15 February, by contacting

For Geneva UN correspondents: A press briefing by the lead authors of the report, the ILO’s Jon Messenger and Eurofound’s Oscar Vargas, will be held – under embargo – on Wednesday, 15 February at 10:00 a.m. in press room 1 at the Palais des Nations.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication:, +4122/799-7912.

Video coverage of the press conference will be made available for broadcasters upon request. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line may be booked by broadcasters wishing to interview the authors. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or