News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  2. ILO welcomes G20 commitment to human-centred future of work policies

    02 September 2019

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have adopted a Declaration committing to human-centred world of work policies. The ILO’s Director-General, who took part in the meeting in Japan, welcomed the statement.

  3. Guy Ryder attends G20 meeting in Japan

    30 August 2019

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization heads to a meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Japan, focused on the future of work.

  4. Guy Ryder: A human-centred approach can create decent jobs for youth in Africa

    29 August 2019

    Speaking at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined how a human-centred agenda can help boost productivity and create decent jobs for youth in Africa.

  5. A long, steep road to equality for women at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    27 August 2019

    Women in the region are earning 17 per cent less than men per hour, on average, and while an increasing number of women are entering the labour force, their treatment is still far from equal, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

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    ILO welcomes G7 prioritization of inequality

    26 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Ryder emphasized at the G7 Leaders’ Summit that the tools to tackle inequality already exist, and that concrete measures are needed across a range of policy areas.

  7. Youth Employment and Future of Work High on the Agenda of WorldSkills 2019

    26 August 2019

    On 26 August 2019 Kazan hosted a round table “Youth employment and the future of work” co-organized by ILO Moscow and the Ministry of labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation on the margins of 45th WorldSkills competition.

  8. Heinz Koller: ILO Centenary Declaration is a roadmap to develop skill sets for today’s rapidly changing world of work

    23 August 2019

    The “Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work” adopted by the International Labour Conference in June, calls for a “human-centered approach” to the future of work. That is more than relevant for today’s discussion entitled “A world at risk: developing the skill sets to endure, adapt, and thrive”, said today Heinz Koller, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia. He addressed the panel discussion at the international WorldSkills Conference 2019.

  9. The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.

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    Cutting-edge mining in Sweden, where automation is the solution, not a threat

    19 August 2019

    An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.