Resources on future of work

  1. Occupational safety and health fact sheets and videos

    Safety and health on the farm, at the motor vehicle repair shop and at the wood workshop

    14 October 2015

    The occupational safety and health fact sheets and videos depict safe working practices related to specific hazards found on the farm, at motor vehicle repair shops and at the wood workshop. These fact sheets and videos are aimed at employers and workers in micro and small enterprises including those in the informal economy. Following the information and advice contained in the fact sheets and videos will assist in ensuring that those working in these sectors remain safe and healthy.

  2. Publication

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs for youth

    08 October 2015

    This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets.

  3. Presentation

    Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.

  4. First Annual Global Employers' Summit

    “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.

  5. ESS Paper Series (SECSOC) - ESS 50

    Long-term care (LTC) protection for older persons: A review of coverage deficits in 46 countries

    24 September 2015

    Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing longterm care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. This paper has developed global estimates on LTC protection of persons aged 65 and over.

  6. Event

    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

  7. © Liao xueming/ Imaginechina/AFP 2021

    ILO Blog

    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’.

  8. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 15

    Social protection for maternity: Key policy trends and statistics

    15 July 2015

    This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of maternity cash benefits and maternity care in 188 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of maternity protection coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iii) describes the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher-income economies; (iv) presents the costs of a universal benefit to all pregnant women in 57 low and middle income countries; and (v) calls for the expansion of maternity protection to accelerate progress on women’s rights and enhancing the well-being of new mothers, promoting inclusive development and social justice.

  9. RDW network

    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.

  10. 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

    "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.