News and events on the future of work

  1. Trade unions in transition: What will be their role in the future of work?

    26 July 2021

    The future of trade unions is uncertain. Globally, membership has been decreasing, as well as their ability to organize and service workers. With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating pre-existing labour market challenges, how can trade unions be revitalized? Explore our latest Infostory.

  2. Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery

    23 July 2021

    Government, worker and employer representatives at the109th session of the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted a Global Call to Action that sets out the world of work response to the COVID-19 crisis and recommendations on how to build a human-centred future of work.

  3. Cainton Milroy – One Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur’s Mission to Digitalize Vanuatu

    22 July 2021

    This month we sat down with Informal Economies Recovery Project partner, Cainton Milroy – an ambitious young software engineer, entrepreneur and self-confessed coffee addict from Vanuatu. He spoke to us about his role in organizing Vanuatu’s first ever e-commerce symposium; why digitalization is the future of small business success, and what his hopes are for his country – the most disaster-prone nation on the planet. Interviewer: Sanya Ruggiero

  4. Informal sector workers in Vanuatu to have a voice

    22 July 2021

    An initiative led by the Vanuatu Association of Public Employees Trade Union (VAPSE) and the Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU), aims to formalise existing informal sector associations, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors, on Santo and the Northern Provinces of Vanuatu.

  5. Using vacancy data to study skills dynamics

    Knowing what skills are required by employers when recruiting new workers is an important basis for the work of all labour market actors. This seminar, will present the project “Machbarkeitsstudie Kompetenz-Kompass”, which has developed a methodology to identify recent hard and soft skill requirements in job ads published on the “BA-Jobbörse” employment website provided by the Federal Employment Agency (Germany).

  6. Skills training: Tayaba Khanam Era's testimony

    13 July 2021

    Tayaba Khanam Era learned from one of her friends that Khulna Mahila Polytechnic Institute was offering skills courses with support from the ILO’s European Union-funded Skills 21 project. Era chose a graphic design course, which was something she had always dreamed about.

  7. Digital transformation for effective vocational education and training

    09 July 2021

    In line with life-long learning for future of work, the ILO is supporting Indonesia’s development agenda on human capital development by assisting the country in digital transformation, particularly on technical and vocational education and training.

  8. ILO facilitates Indonesia-Australia partnership to accelerate digital skills development

    07 July 2021

    Digital skills shortage remains a challenge in Indonesia. The ILO facilitates a partnership between Indonesia-Australia to create competent digital talents demanded by industry.

  9. ILO and its labour partners jointly launch a virtual training to promote quality apprenticeship at workplaces

    05 July 2021

    A multi-stakeholder partnership join forces to support the enhancement of Indonesian human capital through quality apprenticeship programme.

  10. G20 can help accelerate a human-centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable, resilient

    29 June 2021

    Speaking to G20 Development Ministers, the ILO Director-General has welcomed the group’s support for increased international cooperation to distribute vaccines, provide financial support, strengthen social protection and counter the employment impact of the crisis, particularly in developing countries.