News and events on the future of work

  1. Patricia Flynn: The benefits of quotas for future female executives

    10 March 2016

    As part of a two day conference on ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective” , ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder moderated a Panel Discussion on Labour Market Reforms and the Future of Work. Looking at the future for women in business, Patricia Flynn of Bentley University, discussed the significant progress some countries have made in raising the share of female corporate directors by introducing voluntary or mandatory gender quotas on corporate boards.

  2. Kemal Derviş: Work in the future should be fulfilling

    10 March 2016

    As part of a two day conference on ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective” , ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder moderated a Panel Discussion on Labour Market Reforms and the Future of Work. Kemal Derviş, Vice president and Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, cited Keynes saying that “the current social and political transformation should ensure that people do less work that is not fulfilling, but still have enough income to lead a decent life.”

  3. László Andor: Harness technological changes to create quality jobs

    10 March 2016

    As part of a two day conference on ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective” , ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder moderated a Panel Discussion on Labour Market Reforms and the Future of Work. László Andor, from Corvinus University in Budapest, brought a positive perspective to the impact new technologies could bring for the quantity and quality of jobs.

  4. Raymond Torres: The future of work need not be a race to the bottom for workers

    10 March 2016

    As part of a two day conference on ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective” , ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder moderated a Panel Discussion on Labour Market Reforms and the Future of Work. Raymond Torres, Special Adviser at the ILO on employment issues and the future of work discussed how the ILO and international cooperation can help exploit the benefits of trends shaping the future of work and still protect workers.

  5. Panel Discussion on “Future of Work and Labour Market Reforms”

    The ILO invited a panel of leading experts in labour market, social and economic issues for a panel discussion which was moderated by the DG to discuss the transformational changes taking place in the world of work as part of the Future of Work initiative.

  6. World Economic Forum session on the promise of progress

    20 January 2016

    While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

  7. Ideas on the future of work: Alain Supiot

    20 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Prof. Alain Supiot from the Collège de France, shares his thoughts on the subject. (In French with subtitles in English)

  8. Ideas on the future of work: Lord Robert Skidelsky

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Lord Robert Skidelsky, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, shares his thoughts on the subject.

  9. Ideas on the future of work: Jayati Ghosh

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Panellist Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Professor from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, shares her thoughts on the subject.

  10. Ideas on the future of work: Raymond Torres

    19 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization hosted a discussion looking at the future of work and the implications of technology on jobs. Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO Research Department, introduces the Future of Work Cenenary Initiative.