The future of work

  1. The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice.

Future of Work Research Paper Series

  1. The Future of Work Research Paper Series aims to support the work of the Commission by publishing in-depth, original studies on specific topics of interest to the Commission, ranging from explorations of artificial intelligence and the platform economy to lifelong learning and universal social protection. Each paper provides a critical analysis of current and future developments and raises important questions about how to ensure a future of inclusive development with decent work at its heart.

Future of Work Issue briefs

  1. The establishment of the Global Commission on the Future of Work in August 2017 marked the start of the second phase of ILO’s Future of Work Centenary initiative. The six thematic clusters which are listed in each issue brief focus on the main issues that need to be considered if the future of work is to be one that provides security, equality and prosperity. A series of Issue Briefs are prepared under each of the clusters.

News and events

  1. News

    ILO contributes to a conference in Turkey on renewable energy through a video message

    14 June 2019

  2. Day 5: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Social protection critical amid deep world of work changes

    14 June 2019

  3. Day 5: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Life-long learning for a brighter future of work

    14 June 2019

ILO's Network on Future of Work

  1. Online course

    Shaping the Future of Work

    George M. Bunker, Barbara Dyer, Zeynep Ton, Duanyi Yang MIT; Lee Dyer, Cornell University; Christina Obolenskaya, Wellesley College; Paolo Tomassetti, University of Modena

    The goal of this online, free course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce.

  2. Paper

    Non-standard forms of employment: Recent trends and future prospects


    Focusing on the growth of non-standard employment, this paper finds that, apart from part-time work, there has not been an increase in non-standard employment during the last decade.