News and events on the future of work

  1. Time to talk about building back a better world of work, Director-General tells L20 trade union leaders

    08 September 2020

    The ILO’s Director-General has told L20 trade union leaders that international solidarity and common purpose are essential to building back better from the COVID-19 crisis.

  2. Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries

    07 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.

  3. Young people’s voice on the future of work

    27 August 2020

    Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

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    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?

  5. FIJI TV hosts ILO staff to discuss the universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the worst forms of child labour C182

    05 August 2020

    Fiji TV hosted ILO Office for Pacific Islands staff- Surkafa Katafono, National Programme Officer & Elena Gerasimova, Decent Work and ILS specialist, to discuss the universal ratification of the ILO Convention on the worst forms of child labour C182

  6. ILO COOP 100 Interview with Iain Macdonald, former Director General of the International Cooperative Alliance

    04 August 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  7. #MyFutureofWork

    Young people and their look to a future that is #postCOVID in Latin America and the Caribbean. What comes after the crisis? The International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for an urgent conversation: we want to hear youth voices through social media and invite them to a large virtual meeting on August 12.

  8. IT for Change hosts a webinar on the potential of cooperatives as a means to organize workers in the platform economy

    29 July 2020

    IT for Change organized a session “Going co-op: A platform model for workers in the South” as part of RightsCon, an annual summit bringing together multidisciplinary actors from technologists, business leaders, and activists to journalists, and academics from all around the world to tackle the most pressing issues of human rights and technology.

  9. The ILO Global Summit Highlights: COVID-19 and the World of Work

    22 July 2020

    From the 1st to the 9th of July, the ILO hosted the largest ever online summit of workers, employers and government representatives to address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, and how to build a better future of work after the pandemic. Find out more: global-summit.ilo.org/en

  10. Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the UN and the Decade of Action on the SDGs. The UN in China has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this year. The ILO Beijing office has joined this campaign by organizing a debate on “Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?” and developed a dialogue on the future of work with the Chinese youth.