News and events on the future of work

  1. Heinz Koller: ILO Centenary Declaration is a roadmap to develop skill sets for today’s rapidly changing world of work

    23 August 2019

    The “Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work” adopted by the International Labour Conference in June, calls for a “human-centered approach” to the future of work. That is more than relevant for today’s discussion entitled “A world at risk: developing the skill sets to endure, adapt, and thrive”, said today Heinz Koller, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia. He addressed the panel discussion at the international WorldSkills Conference 2019.

  2. The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.

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    Cutting-edge mining in Sweden, where automation is the solution, not a threat

    19 August 2019

    An ILO News team went deep underground into one of the world’s most advanced mines to find out how technology has affected jobs, safety and the integration of women.

  4. Women and the future of mining in Sweden

    19 August 2019

    In Sweden, the mine of the future exists. Located 200 km northwest of Stockholm, Boliden operates a state-of-the-art mine in Garpenberg where miners have become remote operators. ILOTV explains how this has a positive impact on employment, safety, women and the environment.

  5. Learn, Engage, Contribute

    12 August 2019

    To mark International Youth Day 2019 the Decent Jobs for Youth Alliance, coordinated by the ILO, launched an online knowledge facility to help create positive change for young people who are seeking decent work.

  6. Voices of Youth on the Future of Work

    12 August 2019

    The theme of this year’s International Youth Day was ‘Transforming Education’. Listen to the aspirations of these young students about the Future of Work.

  7. Youth employment, a priority for the ILO in Timor-Leste

    12 August 2019

    Greg Vines to address major decent work issues, particularly skills development, job creation and income growth for youth, in meetings with government, employers and workers during a two-day visit.

  8. Young entrepreneurs make the best use of technology as business opportunities

    09 August 2019

    Young people are at the heart of the digital age. They think with and through new technologies. They also make the best use of the online tools to develop and build their businesses or doing their works.

  9. Celebrating the ILO’s 100th anniversary with ILO Virtual Run on Decent Work

    08 August 2019

    More than 1,500 runners joined the ILO Decent Work Virtual Run to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia. The ILO’s Deputy Director-General marked the closing with signing of the ILO 100 Jersey.

  10. The ILO Centenary Declaration

    08 August 2019

    A new declaration for the future of work was adopted at the 108th session of the International Labour Conference. It reinvigorates the ILO’s mandate for social justice and will guide the work of the ILO as it begins its second century.