News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO meeting to focus on major transformations in the world of work

    03 July 2017

    Three-day gathering of international experts is expected to provide policy guidance related to sweeping change in the world of work.

  2. ILO Director-General participates in future of work debate in Italy

    22 June 2017

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke at a debate on the future of work hosted in Rome by Italy's Ministry of Labour: "Il Lavoro che cambia. Digitalizzazione, automazione e futuro del lavoro". It is one of 110 national debates taking place around the world, which will channel into a Global Commission on the future of work to be established by the ILO in 2017.

  3. Malta’s President calls on the global community to take urgent action on gender equality

    15 June 2017

    “The global economy will continue to suffer greatly, if women continue to be excluded,” said the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, at the ILO’s World of Work Summit.

  4. Future of Work: Towards Decent Jobs for All?

    08 June 2017

    How can nations anticipate the jobs of the future to ensure that workers receive appropriate skills development while safeguarding their right to decent work? The ILO Director-General Guy Ryder joins United Nations University Research Officer Cale Salih for a conversation discussing the future of work and its pertinence to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  5. President Tabaré Vázquez addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    05 June 2017

    Without dialogue there is no progress, said President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay during the opening session of the annual International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva. In his speech to the delegates of some 187 countries he warned that “we must not wait for the future, we must build it.”

  6. Decent work and environmental sustainability must go hand in hand, says ILO Director-General

    05 June 2017

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The two-week long Conference gathers over 5000 representatives of governments, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to foster progress in the world of work.

  7. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 4, 30 May 2017

    30 May 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  8. ILO Forum to examine the role of skills development in trade, employability and inclusive growth

    26 May 2017

    The Forum will bring together a broad spectrum of participants to share knowledge and lessons learned from implementing strategies for promoting skills development for trade, employability and inclusive growth.

  9. Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

  10. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Americas” on 31st May-1st June

    26 May 2017