News and events on the future of work

  1. Workplace Gender-based Violence and Harassment in Cambodia’s Construction Sector

    Exploring gender-based violence and harassment in construction: analyzing experiences, responses, and lessons from a survey and interviews in cement factories and construction sites.

  2. ILO-ILERA Seminar: Researching work in and after the pandemic

    This webinar will bring together a series of illuminating presentations by renowned experts, each focusing on different facets of the labour market's evolution in response to the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic.

  3. © Violaine Martin / ILO 2024

    ILO Governing Body closes with decisions on living wages, strengthening social justice

    25 March 2024

    Living wages, the challenges and opportunities of digitization, and progress towards a new social contract, were among the wide range of world-of-work topics discussed by the ILO’s Governing Body at its 350th session.

  4. AI Labor Disclosure Initiative: Recognizing the social cost of human labour behind automation

    Exploring the push for transparency with the AI Labor Disclosure Initiative (AILDI), revealing the human workforce behind AI and advocating for digital labor disclosure for informed policies, investments, and ethical AI development.

  5. Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality

    The ILO's "AI & Work" webinar, part of the AI for Good initiative, analyzes Generative AI's impact on jobs, indicating high automation risks for clerical roles and transformations in higher-tier jobs, with a focus on global and demographic effects and policy discussions, plus a networking event.

  6. Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Iraq

    08 March 2024

    At the core of entrepreneurship lies empowerment. As the world marks International Women's Day, we witness the determination of women in southern Iraq firsthand, and join them as they celebrate victories, both big and small. Through collaboration and support networks, they equip each other with tools and knowledge while embracing sustainability and eco-friendly practices. This initiative was made possible through funding by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Iraq and implementation by the ILO, demonstrating our joint commitment to empowering women and fostering sustainable entrepreneurship in the region.

  7. Empowering entrepreneurs and freelancers to leverage digital economy opportunities in Kenya

    06 March 2024

    Through an intensive programme, ILO PROSPECTS Kenya rolled out training that supports entrepreneurs and freelancers to apply a new tool for business digitalization.

  8. Human-Centered Economics: The Living Standards of Nations

    Join us for a conversation with Richard Samans, the ILO’s Director of Research and G20 Finance Deputy, to dive into the arguments and implications of his new book

  9. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024

    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

  10. Behind the AI Curtain: The Invisible Workers Powering AI Development

    A seminar unveiling the unseen human labour and ethical challenges in AI development, emphasizing the role of invisible workers and advocating for equitable and ethical practices through ILO's guidance.