Resources on future of work

  1. 2015 World Report on Child Labour

    World Report on Child Labour 2015: Paving the way to decent work for young people

    10 June 2015

    The second volume of the ILO World Report on Child Labour series highlights the close linkages between child labour and good youth employment outcomes, and the consequent need for common policy approaches to addressing challenges arising in countries where both child labour and youth unemployment prevail.

  2. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General calls for global initiative on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    "We need to look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century," said Guy Ryder in front of more than 4,000 delegates gathering in Geneva.

  3. Publication

    Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Second (revised) edition

    01 June 2015

    The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 94th (Maritime) Session, is sometimes called a “bill of rights” for seafarers. It sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work and helps establish conditions for fair competition for shipowners.

  4. Training

    Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

  5. Publication

    Effective responses to HIV and AIDS at work: A multi-country study in Africa

    24 April 2015

    This ILO study presents a comprehensive assessment of the characteristics that make HIV and AIDS workplace initiatives effective.

  6. Publication

    Promoting formal employment among youth: innovative experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    20 April 2015

    Formalizing employment, particularly youth employment, continues to pose a challenge for the countries of the region. Currently, 13% of youth are unemployed and 55.7% are informally employed (ILO 2013 and ILO 2014). The challenge of enabling the new labour force to actively participate in the labour market is compounded by the additional challenge of guaranteeing that the new jobs meet decent work criteria.

  7. Publication

    Employment protection legislation: Summary indicators in the area of terminating regular contracts (individual dismissals)

    27 March 2015

  8. Work4Youth Publications

    Labour market transitions of young women and men in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    26 March 2015

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in six countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where unemployment rates are among the highest in the world.

  9. Publication

    Women and the Future of Work – Taking care of the caregivers

    13 March 2015

    Over the last 20 years, important achievements have been made with regards to gender equality in the world of work. At least 50% of the world’s women are in paid wage and salary employment – an increase of 10% since the 1990s. In 2014, women held 24% of the world’s senior management positions, compared to 19% ten years ago.

  10. After the crisis

    Challenges for labour markets now and in the future

    27 February 2015

    In a statement delivered at the Institute of International and European Affairs, ILO Director-general Guy Ryder examined the state of labour markets and the drivers of major change, at a time when governments across the globe are giving priority to generating growth and jobs. He also addressed the policy challenges ahead for governments and for the ILO, in the run-up to the ILO’s 100th anniversary in 2019.