News and events on the future 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Important that students debate the future of work, says ILO head

    20 October 2016

    We are living in a period of tremendous change in the world of work, and debating the ILO’s future of work initiative among students is fantastically important, said the ILO’s Director-General Guy Ryder in an interview with the University of Coimbra in Portugal. The university held a simulated International Labour Conference, with the ILO’s Future of Work initiative as its main focus.

  4. 'Social dialogue is vital to meeting the challenge of the future of work'

    13 October 2016

    ILO Director-General addresses a meeting on the future of work between the Italian government and employers' and workers' organizations at the country's parliament in Rome.

  5. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2023

    Two more companies sign the Global Business and Disability Charter

    12 October 2016

    Annual meeting of the ILO Global Business & Disability Network welcomes new Charter signatories and discusses future of work issues.

  6. PAGE Green Economy Academy: Enhancing national capacities for transformative change

    05 October 2016

    A High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair inaugurated the 2016 global Academy on the Green Economy to build inclusive green economies.

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    "ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance social and solidarity economy"

    14 September 2016

    The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

  8. Future of Work: ILO calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations

    14 September 2016

    At a high-level meeting in Almaty, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’organisations in the discussion and promotion of the ILO’s future of work initiative.

  9. The Future of Work in the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies

    This event will inaugurate the second global PAGE Academy on the Green Economy, to be held in Turin, from 3 to 14 October 2016.

  10. © Gao feng / Imaginechina 2023

    ILO Director-General: China charts the future of work

    06 September 2016

    China is “shaping its own future”, Guy Ryder tells delegates to the first national dialogue on the future of work, but profound challenges lie ahead for the country, and for the planet.