News and events on the future of work

  1. Esther Acebo: We only have one planet

    24 September 2019

    Esther Acebo calls for investing in skilling workers to access new job opportunities in the green economy. Let's work to protect our planet and its people. ⠀

  2. We need an innovation shock

    23 September 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells participants at a Ford Foundation and ILO event in New York that the world of work needs to innovate to meet the challenges of the future of work.

  3. China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

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    Just transition commitments made by many countries at UN Climate Action Summit

    23 September 2019

    Prime Minister of Spain announces commitments made by close to 50 countries to create just transition plans designed to ensure ambitious climate action delivers significant social gains with decent green jobs.

  5. Social justice, tripartite cooperation are the keys to social progress

    20 September 2019

    Speaking in Norway, Director-General Guy Ryder has praised the strength of the ideas, convictions and values that the Nordic countries demonstrated, and their positive impact on the work of the ILO.

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    Importance of decent jobs, just transition to be highlighted at UN Climate Action Summit and General Assembly

    20 September 2019

    ILO Director-General will promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ to greener economies, when he joins world leaders for the UN Climate Summit and UN General Assembly in New York.

  7. Workshop on big data for skills anticipation and matching

    The aim of this workshop is to allow all participating agencies to exchange experiences and ideas in relation to the use of big data for identifying labour market information.

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    UN Secretary-General announces new Climate Action Summit jobs initiative, urges countries to join

    18 September 2019

    The initiative provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being are at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

  9. The ILO’s mandate maps a path to a better future

    17 September 2019

    Core ILO principles such as labour standards and tripartite social dialogue are increasingly recognized as part of the solution to current issues disrupting the world of work, including growing inequality, threats to social justice, and loss of trust in institutions and leaders, the ILO’s Director-General has told a conference in Dublin. The meeting was convened to mark the ILO’s Centenary and reflect on the legacy of the Declaration of Philadelphia.

  10. The Future of Work: Participatory democracy in the making

    A three part conference series set to take place from 1-3 October 2019, within the context of the Canton of Geneva's Democracy Week and the ILO Centenary.