News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.

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    UK House of Lords praises ILO on its Centenary

    24 July 2019

    As part of a general debate in the UK House of Lords, members congratulated the ILO on its 100th anniversary and praised its achievements in furthering social justice and decent work.

  3. Pacific tripartite high level forum on climate change and decent work

    Following the adoption of the ILO's centenary declaration, government, workers and employers representatives from 11 Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand will meet to discuss how to develop a human-centered approach to the future of work in the Pacific region.

  4. The Issyk-Kul School for Young Trade Unionists from Central Asia

    22 July 2019

    ISSYK-KUL, KYRGYZSTAN (ILO News) – On the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, the gem of Kyrgyzstan, the Federation of Trade Unions of Kyrgyzstan (FTUK) organized a summer school for young trade unionists “The Future of Work and the Role of Young Trade Unionists in Promoting Decent Work” with financial support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  5. The future of work – The time for talking is over

    16 July 2019

    All around, I am hearing calls for change. This was the message that came through loud and clear at the recent Centenary International Labour Conference, when delegates enthusiastically adopted the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

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    No time for complacency

    08 July 2019

    The ILO needs to stand as a bulwark against the ‘new brutalism’ in the world, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a speech on the future of work to the École nationale d’administration in Strasbourg.

  7. Promoting collaboration between TVET institutions and industries in Indonesia

    03 July 2019

    Three best practices on partnership and collaboration between educational/training institutions and industries were documented as ways to prepare and create a skilled and ready-for-work generation in Indonesia.

  8. Five Indonesian trade union confederations declare their support to the quality apprenticeship

    01 July 2019

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in ensuring the implementation of the quality apprenticeship in the country. Five trade unions confederations have declared their supports.

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    Five questions about the ILO Centenary Declaration

    01 July 2019

    The International Labour Conference, held in June, adopted a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration. We look at the meaning of the declaration, which is focused on the future of work, but also reaffirms the 100-year-old mandate of the ILO.

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    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusion and equality

    29 June 2019

    G20 leaders, meeting in Osaka, issued a communique stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.