News and events on the future of work

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    COVID-19: G7 nations need to get gender equality right for a better future for women at work

    14 May 2020

    Fighting deep-rooted gender inequality must be part of countries’ responses to the crisis, says high-level meeting on the role of women in the post-COVID future.

  2. New normal? Better normal!

    01 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare in the cruellest way, the extraordinary precariousness and injustices of our world of work, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  3. ILO COOP Centenary Launch is celebrated virtually in the midst of the coronavirus

    25 March 2020

    The webinar brought together five speakers and over 100 participants from 50 countries to reflect on the historical role of the ILO on cooperative development and explore future role of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy enterprises in responding to the current challenges in the world of work.

  4. © Daniel Dickinson / UN News 2020

    Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

    23 March 2020

    The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

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    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.

  6. Enhancing social partners' and social dialogue's roles in a changing world of work

    The purpose of this conference is to examine how the social partners in 34 European countries are adapting to the changes in the world of work, driven by technological innovation, demographic shifts, climate change and globalization.

  7. Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    05 March 2020

    The number of young people currently not in employment, education or training (NEET) is rising, and young women are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to be affected, according to the new International Labour Organization (ILO) report Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs (GET Youth 2020).
    Find out more: ilo.org/getyouth #NEET

  8. Youth employment trends analysed in new ILO global report

    03 March 2020

  9. Can we achieve decent work for all by 2030?

    22 February 2020

    The ILO Department of Statistics has just fulfilled its SDG reporting duties for 2020. What the data show is not encouraging: at this pace, we won’t achieve decent work for all by 2030​.

  10. Why should the future of work put people and planet first?

    20 February 2020

    It’s your future it’s our planet. So why should the future of work put people and planet first? What do you think? Post your answer with #MyFutureOurPlanet to raise your voice on #SocialJusticeDay.