News and events on the future of work

  1. Launch of Global Commission report on the Future of Work

    The report launch on 22nd January 2019 marks the official start of the ILO Centenary year, which will be celebrated in a series of global, regional and national events. ​

  2. Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019

  3. The future depends on the conscious choices we make

    08 January 2019

    In a speech to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stresses the importance of international cooperation to meeting the multiple challenges of the future of work.

  4. Curating a vision with young African entrepreneurs

    12 December 2018

    How can young people be involved in creating a future of work that is decent, equitable and bright? This November I was fortunate enough to take part in an event with this mandate at its heart.

  5. Voices from the World of Work: Yuri Afanasiev

    10 December 2018

    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, Yuri Afanasiev, talks about ILO's rich history, its critical role in shaping the future of work, and more.

  6. Academic reflections on the Future of Work kicks off the ILO centenary celebrations in China

    05 December 2018

  7. © G20 Argentina 2019

    Leaders’ Declaration stresses the need to put people first in preparing the future of work

    01 December 2018

    G20 Communiqué covers key issues, including the future of work, infrastructure for development, sustainable food supply and gender equality.

  8. The future of work will be a central theme of international discussions

    29 November 2018

    The summit of G20 leaders will take place for the first time in Latin America. Leaders of 19 countries and the European Union meet in Buenos Aires to reach consensus on policies for equitable and sustainable development. The future of work is one of the three priorities that constitute the agenda of the meeting.

  9. How do we ensure that workers have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow?

    28 November 2018

    In this video, ILO Chief of the Skills and Employability Branch Srinivas B. Reddy discusses what is needed to ensure that workers have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

  10. Global challenges impacting the future world of work: What skills will the jobs of tomorrow require?

    28 November 2018

    In this video ILO’s Olga Strietska-Ilina, Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, responds to the question of what skills are needed for the jobs of the future.