News and events on the future of work

  1. Launch of Global Commission report on the Future of Work

    The report launch on 22nd January 2019 marks the official start of the ILO Centenary year, which will be celebrated in a series of global, regional and national events. ​

  2. Official launch of the ILO Centenary

    At 16:00 Geneva time (15:00 GMT) a ceremony formally launching the 100th anniversary celebrations will be held in the “colonnades” hall of the ILO headquarters.

  3. Work for a brighter future

    22 January 2019

    New forces are transforming the world of work: Technological development. Climate change. Demographic shifts. Globalization. These transitions call for decisive action.

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    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  5. Future of work report, ILO Centenary celebrations to be launched on January 22

    21 January 2019

    January 22 will be a big day for the ILO, as daylong celebrations marking the start of its 100th anniversary begin with the launch of the Global Commission report on the Future of Work.

  6. Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019

  7. The future depends on the conscious choices we make

    08 January 2019

    In a speech to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stresses the importance of international cooperation to meeting the multiple challenges of the future of work.

  8. Curating a vision with young African entrepreneurs

    12 December 2018

    How can young people be involved in creating a future of work that is decent, equitable and bright? This November I was fortunate enough to take part in an event with this mandate at its heart.

  9. Voices from the World of Work: Yuri Afanasiev

    10 December 2018

    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, Yuri Afanasiev, talks about ILO's rich history, its critical role in shaping the future of work, and more.

  10. Academic reflections on the Future of Work kicks off the ILO centenary celebrations in China

    05 December 2018