News and events on the future of work

  1. Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the UN and the Decade of Action on the SDGs. The UN in China has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this year. The ILO Beijing office has joined this campaign by organizing a debate on “Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?” and developed a dialogue on the future of work with the Chinese youth.

  2. Regional events pave the way for global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work

    03 July 2020

    Participants from five ILO regions discussed the challenges of recovery and building back better, and their conclusions will feed into discussions at a ILO virtual Global Summit.

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    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

  4. © Jennifer A. Patterson / ILO 2020

    As jobs crisis deepens, ILO warns of uncertain and incomplete labour market recovery

    30 June 2020

    The International Labour Organization’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 finds its impact on the world of work was more severe than previously estimated, and offers three scenarios for the second half of 2020.

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 brought forward the future of work

    22 June 2020

    Millions of people around the world have been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could this ‘business as unusual’ be the future of work?

  6. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  7. Book launch: Still Work Work to be Done...

    19 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck explains the essential role to be played by the International Labour Organization to achieve Social Justice and Decent Work across the world. As former chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck shares also his expectations vis-à-vis the ILO and its constituents to build the post-coronavirus world...

  8. The ILO response to COVID-19

    10 June 2020

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – are playing a crucial role in combating the effects of the outbreak, to build a safer, healthier, and human-centred future of work with social justice for all.

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    ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work - Building a better future of work

    The International Labour Organization is to hold a virtual Global Summit to address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work.

  10. On World Environment Day, ILO calls to build back better post-COVID-19

    05 June 2020

    World Environment Day 2020 falls in the midst of the worst human crisis of modern times. It reminds us that even as we work to get past COVID-19, we cannot delay action on Climate Change and environmental sustainability. Building back better means building back green.