News and events on the future of work

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. ILO presents findings from its WESO 2021 report at a COOP Academy organized by the ICA

    11 March 2021

    The presentation on the ILO’s flagship report “The cooperative model: the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work” focused on the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work and also elaborated on experiences of platform cooperatives.

  7. ILO contributes the first lecture of the JICA online lecture series on cooperatives for the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives

    09 March 2021

    ILO COOP Unit Manager delivered a presentation titled “Cooperative Responses to the Changing World of Work” on March 1, 2021 during the first session of the online lecture series organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives (ICC).

  8. Build back better: A post-COVID commitment to women

    08 March 2021

    ILO skills specialists outline strategies for helping girls and women in Southeast Asia survive and thrive in the post-pandemic workplace

  9. A need to invest in people’s capabilities, decent and sustainable work in the automotive industry

    05 March 2021

    Presentation of the paper that served as a basis for discussion at the ILO virtual technical meeting on the future of work in the automotive industry, held from 15 to 19 February 2021.

  10. A better future for Palestinians

    03 March 2021

    Prioritizing employment, workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue will be essential if Palestinians are to create a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 that is sustainable and inclusive, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Palestinian tripartite constituents.