News about digital labour platforms
With Uganda embracing digital transformation of jobs, stakeholders gather to discuss opportunities and challenges
01 June 2023
The ILO brought together government, private sector actors and social partners to discuss findings of its exploratory assessment of the microwork and gig economy in Uganda and gathered recommendations on how to improve digital skills training and devise pathways into digitally enabled jobs for young people.
EMG Nexus Dialogues on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Digitalization for Circular Economy and Green Jobs for Youth
24 May 2023
The first nexus dialogue underscored the importance of collaboration, innovation, and policy coherence in realizing the full potential of digitalization as a catalyst for advancing the circular economy and creating green jobs for youth.
Migration Summit 2023: gauging challenges and prospects in hiring refugees for freelance work
21 April 2023
Online labour platform representatives, researchers and digital skills training providers convened at the Migration Summit 2023 to exchange views, approaches and lived experiences around the challenges and opportunities in hiring refugees in freelance work.
International Digital Women’s Day
ILO equips women-led micro and small businesses with digital skills with Microsoft's support
17 April 2023
The Women in Digital Business (WIDB) initiative will support 30,000 women entrepreneurs in 10 countries.
Social dialogue promotes decent work in Kenya’s digital economy
14 April 2023
In a first-of-its-kind national social dialogue for Kenya on an inclusive digital transformation, ILO, government, social partners and the voices of key sector stakeholders convened to promote a digital transformation that is more productive and inclusive of all.
A responsible transition to digital wages: A timely step for Cambodia
02 March 2023
Soriya is a worker in one of the garment factories receiving services from Better Factories Cambodia that has recently transitioned to digital wages. For many garment workers, adapting to this new way of receiving wages has been challenging.
ILO Director-General discusses bilateral cooperation with the European Commission
01 December 2022
During his first official visit to Brussels, the ILO Director-General met the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, the Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, and the EU Commissioners for Jobs and Social Rights and for International Partnerships. They discussed ongoing work and the priorities ahead.
ILO Director-General to attend G20 Summit in Indonesia
10 November 2022
The ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, will be attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit, to be held 15-16 November, in Bali, Indonesia.
Women in management
New national initiative aims to put more women on Jordan’s corporate boards
05 October 2022
A new national digital platform, launched with the patronage of Queen Rania of Jordan, aims to create a comprehensive database of women qualified to hold corporate leadership and board positions, and so increase their presence in private sector decision-making roles.
International Journal of Labour Research
Unions must work together and find ways to organize new forms of work
26 September 2022
Trade unions need to strengthen their unity, attract more young people and organize workers in the digital economy, according to a new report.