News and events on the future of work

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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.

  2. The Future of Work and the challenges faced by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMES).

    28 June 2019

    A Tripartite meeting was organised on 27th June in Peru to celebrate World MSME day 2019

  3. ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  4. Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

    26 June 2019

    Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

  5. International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

  6. ILO heads, past and present, spotlight social justice

    20 June 2019

    Three ILO Directors-General – past and present – discussed the social justice mission of the International Labour Organization. The discussion was held on the penultimate day of the Centenary International Labour Conference.

  7. Marshall Islands, Belgium, highlight climate threats, technological change

    20 June 2019

    More than thirty world leaders have addressed the two-week International Labour Conference, which this year marks the Centenary of the ILO. They expressed support for the ILO’s social justice mandate and called for global action for a just future of work.

  8. World leaders call for action on the future of work

    19 June 2019

    High-level visits to the International Labour Conference (ILC) continued this week, with several heads of State and government addressing delegates on issues relating to the future of work. This year’s ILC marks the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  9. Business for decent work forum

    18 June 2019

    The role of the private sector in shaping the future world of work, and the best ways of encouraging the development of sustainable enterprises was spotlighted during a discussion at the International Labour Conference (ILC). The high level thematic forum was one of the events at the Centenary ILC, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ILO.

  10. Well-functioning multilateral system key to an equitable future of work

    18 June 2019

    Speakers at a thematic forum examined what needs to be done at international and regional level to reduce inequality and how the multilateral system can work more coherently to achieve this. The debate was held at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary Conference.