News and events on the future of work

  1. The ILO launches the second phase of the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    08 April 2021

    The ILO launches the 2021-25 Fair Recruitment Initiative, which aims to ensure that recruitment practices nationally and across borders are grounded in labour standards, are developed through social dialogue, and ensure gender equality.

  2. The Future of Work Podcast: The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

    01 April 2021

    Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the ILO and author of the World Employment and Social Outlook report 2021, explains the need for dialogue and regulatory cooperation in order to provide decent work opportunities in the sector. Listen to the full podcast on: voices.ilo.org/podcast

  3. New ILO report on global employment policy tackles crisis challenges, charts path to hope and relief for millions of people

    31 March 2021

    A new ILO report, the “Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation” examines current and persistent challenges in the labour market and provides a blueprint for forging new and innovative solutions to policy design and implementation, both during the current crisis and beyond.

  4. The 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in 2022 will hold a general discussion on the Social and Solidarity Economy for a human-centred future of work

    30 March 2021

    The 341st Governing Body (GB) of the International Labour Office (ILO) decided to place on the agenda of the 110th Session (2022) of the International Labour Conference (ILC) an item related to “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) for a human-centred future of work” for general discussion.

  5. ICT jobs are in demand and for everyone

    30 March 2021

    With a growing transformation of digitalization in Indonesia, everybody can enter the promising ICT sector. Having more people joining the digital workforce, it will bring positive impact to the national economy that benefits both industry and workers.

  6. It is time for young women to grab opportunities in ICT Sector

    23 March 2021

    The information and communications technology (ICT) sector are in demand, providing promising careers for both men and women. The ILO supports wider involvement of women in the sector.

  7. Ethiopia national training on evidence-based policy making

    It is widely recognized that evidence (data, research, best practices) is essential for decision and policy making. In practice, the use of evidence in the policy-making touching the world of work is still at its early stages and unevenly practiced. As a result, policies are not as effective as they could or should be in responding to employment and labour market challenges facing the world of work. There is so much information available and yet they are not used appropriately for effective policy making. This training intends to build capacities and skills of the users of research and data and especially the policy-makers, while providing them with the necessary instruments and tools to find, evaluate, and understand the relevant evidence for policy making in their work and influence policies based on evidence in return. The training is part of the broader capacity-building initiative of the ILO in strengthening capacities at various levels such as individual, organizational and societal and includes one-year follow-up activities to ensure learning transfer. This training is targeted to policy makers and policy influencers representing the trade unions and workers, employers representatives as well as government officials from various ministries.

  8. Evidence-based policy making on the platform economy

    The changing nature of the labour market and its digitalization constitute an important aspect and challenge for the ILO, especially in regard to promoting the decent work agenda. The rapid growth and globalization of the digital economy during the last decade created new opportunities and challenges which need to be taken into account while conceptualizing labour market and policies.

  9. Indonesian skills training instructors move towards digital transformation

    19 March 2021

    COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated online transformation in all human activities, including in the skills training sector. Training instructors, thus, need to develop their digital skills to deliver online courses more effectively.

  10. Soft skills improve the employability of youth and job seekers

    17 March 2021

    The ILO improves the employability of youth and job seekers, particularly from the marginalized and vulnerable groups, through a series of soft skills training programmes.