News and events on the future of work

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    ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want”

    25 January 2017

    Experts from around the world will gather in Geneva on 6-7 April to discuss the sweeping changes currently affecting the world of work.

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    International labour standards should be an important reference point for the European Pillar of Social Rights

    23 January 2017

    A strong social dimension of European governance should be at the heart of the roadmap for the future of the EU and would help to reconnect with citizens.

  3. Special Plenary Debate: “Building a future of Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific – Trends, challenges and policies for jobs creation, rights and equity”

  4. The World of Work: The challenges ahead for ILO

    24 November 2016

    In this interview, President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, reflects on the results of the 328th Session of the Governing Body of ILO, which took place in November. He explains the big challenges ahead for ILO in the light of the re-election of its Director-General, Guy Ryder. Mr Cortebeeck also talks about the perspective of the Workers’ Group on the protection of workers’ rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Chili, Guatemala and Myanmar as well as on the fight against child labour across the world.

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    European social partners and civil society to discuss the future of work

    15 November 2016

    EESC-ILO conference will focus on major changes in the world of work brought about by increased globalization, non-standard forms of employment and sweeping technological change.

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    The future of work for youth in Latin America

    15 November 2016

    ILO News talked to José Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, about opportunities and challenges waiting for young people in the world of work in the region.

  7. © Fethi Belaid / AFP 2023

    South-South Cooperation: ILO Solution Forum to focus on governance of work

    01 November 2016

    ILO Forum during the Global South-South Expo in Dubai will showcase good governance practices in the world of work.

  8. Transformation and diversity of enterprises: What are the consequences for work and employment in the world

    The conference will discuss the future of work, issues of enterprises in its diversity, recent and future developments and implications for the world of work.

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    France and ILO organize international conference on the future of enterprises

    21 October 2016

    Researchers, government representatives and social partners from France and other countries look at how enterprises and workers can best adapt to future of work challenges.

  10. Reflecting with students on the future of work

    20 October 2016

    “What will matter is how we govern the future world of work,” said the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. Mr. Ryder spoke at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, at a simulated International Labour Conference dedicated to the future of work.