News and events on the future of work

  1. The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 37th regular meeting

    22 October 2021

    The 37th UNTFSSE meeting was virtually held on 21 October 2021 and brought together almost 50 participants from seven UN member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNCTAD, ESCAP) and OECD, thirteen observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, Catalyst2030, EMES, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EESC and ICA) and two resource persons.

  2. © Scottish Government 2021

    Renewable energy jobs have reached 12 million globally

    21 October 2021

    Ahead of COP26, a report by IRENA and ILO underscores the jobs potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just transition to a greener future.

  3. Employment policies for a job-rich recovery and a better future of work

    This year’s symposium will focus on the follow-up to the Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Towards this aim, it will review the available evidence and discuss policy approaches to assist ILO constituents in their efforts to promote labour market recovery and structural transformation processes that will shift economies to a new and better normal.

  4. © Lisa Marie David / IMF 2021

    IRENA and ILO work together for a just and inclusive transition to a sustainable energy future

    18 October 2021

    The organizations step up their efforts to work for a sustainable energy future that promotes decent work for all.

  5. Designing His Future - Josaia Matewai – Entrepreneur’s Journey (FIJI)

    15 October 2021

    Josaia Matewai explains his role in the rapidly evolving visual arts sector in Fiji.

  6. Educators and the changing world of education and work

    05 October 2021

    Effective lifelong learning and quality education for all is essential for a better future of work. If teachers, trainers and support workers are to fulfil this ambition they will need to master new technologies and learning techniques and receive support to deal with their expanded responsibilities.

  7. How “post-emergency” social dialogue is shaping socio-economic recovery

    01 October 2021

    ILO research shows that as countries are shifting attention to national recovery, social dialogue is now called on to promote long-term reconstruction and resilience of the socio-economic fabric.

  8. ILO and Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET) sign an agreement to promote skills and lifelong learning

    23 September 2021

    The Letter of Understanding between the two organizations aims to promote skills and lifelong learning for all workers throughout their working lives.

  9. Building Partnerships on the Future of Work

    20 September 2021

    A brochure about the EU-ILO project “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work”.

  10. © Wayne S. Grazio 2021

    More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

    01 September 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.