News and events on the future of work

  1. A human-centred future of work needed in Africa

    03 December 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the world of work challenges and opportunities facing Africa at the opening of the ILO’s 14th African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

  2. Guy Ryder calls on Africa to work towards a human-centred future of work

    03 December 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the ILO Director-General spoke of Africa’s world of work challenges and opportunities.

  3. Future of work is the choice of Viet Nam

    27 November 2019

    The 2019 Viet Nam Labour Forum agrees that Viet Nam is on the right track on its way towards an upper middle income country. A new ILO report shows the country is creating more middle-skilled and high-skilled jobs.

  4. Create the right environment for responsible business

    26 November 2019

    States have a role to play in promoting responsible business, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Business and Human Rights Forum 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  5. China expands its support to South-South Triangular Cooperation in ASEAN countries

    22 November 2019

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    ILO’s 14th African Regional Meeting to set agenda for next decade in Africa

    21 November 2019

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    Persons with disabilities need new roadmap to join future world of work

    21 November 2019

    Those with disabilities will face additional challenges in reaping the benefits of changes affecting the world of work, according to a new report. The publication also outlines a roadmap to help create a more equitable future of work.

  8. Global Business and Disability Network: “Future of Work” conference

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will hold its “Making the Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities” conference to discuss how companies can shape a world of work which fully harnesses the potential people with disabilities offer.

  9. ILO COOP contributes to the green jobs and business models course in the waste sector

    19 November 2019

  10. A Century of maternity protection - An unfinished transformation

    08 November 2019

    One of the ILO’s very first Conventions covered maternity protection, but while there is plenty of evidence that maternity protection is good for individuals, societies and economies, there is still a long way to go to ensure that this universal right is a reality.