News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, on policies to shape the new world of work

    28 June 2016

  2. ILO formulates policy options for upward convergence in the EU

    16 June 2016

    A new ILO publication examines the differences in socio-economic performance between EU Member States and formulates policy options for upward convergence.

  3. ILO Director-General: “ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains, in transition from conflict and crisis and in making poverty history by 2030”

    10 June 2016

    World parliament of labour sets the course for global action to shape the future of work.

  4. Juncker: Social dialogue should return to centre of economic development

    09 June 2016

    Addressing the International Labour Conference the President of the European Commission has called on the ILO to partner with the EU to support economic integration and social progress around the globe.

  5. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to the 2016 World of Work Summit

    09 June 2016

    A message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to delegates at the 2016 World of Work Summit. The theme of this year's summit was "Decent Jobs for Youth".

  6. World of work summit 2016: Decent Jobs for Youth

    Framed within the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, this year’s International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit on 9 June to inform on the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the ILO’s role with a view to scaling up action and impact, and shaping the future of work for youth.

  7. ILO World of Work Summit and visit of European Commission President Juncker

    06 June 2016

  8. The future of work: trends, threats and opportunities

    02 June 2016

    The world of work is in the throes of rapid transformation. New technologies and shifting demographics are just a few of the forces driving this change. Martin Murphy explores these trends with the ILO's Lawrence J. Johnson and Nicolas Niemtchinow, as we seek to understand how to guarantee decent work for generations to come.

  9. Key to digital society of the future are qualified employees, new forms of employment, says Swiss President

    30 May 2016

    Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann says the key to a sustainable digital economy is more qualified employees, innovative training programs and new forms of employment. Speaking to delegates at the 105th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Mr. Schneider-Ammann urged delegates not to fear change, but prepare for the future world of work and actively contribute to economic growth that creates jobs. (In German and French with subtitles in English)

  10. ILO head calls on global community “to bring about the future of work that we all want”

    30 May 2016

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, has told delegates to the 105th International Labour Conference that the world of work is key to meeting the many challenges humanity faces.