News and events on the future of work

  1. “Predicting the Unpredictable – The Future of Work”

    06 October 2015

    Keynote speech by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the occasion of the First Annual Global Employers' Summit in Bahrain.

  2. Training on Monitoring and Results Measurement in Private Sector Development

    New training introducing to the core principles and practice of monitoring and results measurement in private sector development. 7 - 11 December 2015

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    Regulating work in the ‘gig economy’

    15 July 2015

    The digital age provides new opportunities to work in disparate locations and time zones but how can we ensure crowd-work is decent work? Senior ILO Economist Janine Berg and Technical Officer on Non-Standard Forms of Employment, Valerio De Stefano look at regulation of the ‘gig economy’.

  4. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work

    Together with universities from around the globe, the ILO is holding a conference to discuss policies for a better future at work.

  5. "There are fundamental questions to answer on the place and function of work in today's society"

    04 July 2015

    Opening address by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the 4th Regulating for Decent Work Conference.

  6. ILO Director-General calls for global initiative on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    "We need to look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century," said Guy Ryder in front of more than 4,000 delegates gathering in Geneva.

  7. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  8. Challenges for labour markets now and in the future

    27 February 2015

    In a statement delivered at the Institute of International and European Affairs, ILO Director-general Guy Ryder examined the state of labour markets and the drivers of major change, at a time when governments across the globe are giving priority to generating growth and jobs. He also addressed the policy challenges ahead for governments and for the ILO, in the run-up to the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

  9. How can we create decent jobs in the digital age? Blog post by ILO director General

    19 January 2015

    Blog post published on the World Economic Forum website. by ILO director-General Guy Ryder

  10. Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work

    Special information session on the implementation strategy of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in the American region.