News and events on the future of work

  1. ILO-supported national initiatives win policy ‘Oscars’

    16 October 2019

    The Future Policy Awards, recognizes the world’s most impactful policies empowering youth.

  2. The governance of the digital economy: the critical role of social dialogue through ESC-SIs

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) and the Economic and Social Council of Romania are jointly organizing a conference on “The governance of the digital economy: the critical role of social dialogue through ESC-SIs”.

  3. ILO Director-General warns of new brutalism in politics

    08 October 2019

    In a speech to German trade union IG Metall in Nuremberg, Guy Ryder warns of challenge to the basic values of social justice, tolerance, solidarity and humanity. Calls for sincere process of social dialogue between trade unions and employers to ensure a human-centred future of work.

  4. Voices in your ear

    03 October 2019

    Many people associate the development of simultaneous interpreting with the Nuremberg trials that took place after the Second World War. In fact, it was the ILO – under its first Director, Albert Thomas – that gave birth to the concept. This week the ILO and the University of Geneva are celebrating 100 years of conference interpreting.

  5. What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  6. Symposium on the Future of Work We Want

  7. ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo

    30 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.

  8. © Bloomberg 2020

    ILO confronting the changing nature of work

    30 September 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, discusses the changing state of work with Shery Ahn on Bloomberg Markets, and the need to put humans at the centre of the future of work.

  9. World Leaders Gather to Mobilize Solutions to Shape the Future of Work

    24 September 2019

    World leaders called for bold, innovative action to implement a human-centered approach to the future of work.

  10. © CNN 2020

    ILO chief Guy Ryder makes the case for multilateralism on CNN

    24 September 2019

    Talking to CNN's Richard Quest on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder makes the case that global challenges require global solutions.