News about digital labour platforms


  1. Video

    Skills development for employment and entrepreneurship

    12 October 2020

    The video captures the ILO’s youth talk about the importance of skills development to help young people securing a decent employment or starting a business.

  2. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    How can BRICS countries leverage technology to achieve decent work for all?

    09 October 2020

    The potential of the digital economy must be harnessed to help address the challenges facing the world of work said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the Labour and Employment Ministers meeting of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on 9 October.

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    Public employment services

    Digital channels improve access to employment support

    26 August 2020

    A new ILO policy brief shows how public employment services are using technology to increase the help available to people whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.

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    ‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 brought forward the future of work

    22 June 2020

    Millions of people around the world have been working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Could this ‘business as unusual’ be the future of work?

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    The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.


  1. News

    ILO’s message for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium in Tokyo

    30 September 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the Platform Cooperativism Symposium organized by the Japan Co-operative Alliance in Tokyo.

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    Bloomberg Markets

    ILO confronting the changing nature of work

    30 September 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, discusses the changing state of work with Shery Ahn on Bloomberg Markets, and the need to put humans at the centre of the future of work.

  3. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Debate on regulating digital labour platforms is crucial

    02 September 2019

    The ILO Director-General highlighted the need for policies to deal with the challenges of web-based labour platforms. Some form of regulation is needed, Guy Ryder said at the meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Matsuyama, Japan.

  4. Social dialogue

    Research Workshop on "Gig economy and Social Dialogue"

    20 May 2019

    In the framework of the research project ''Gig economy and its Implications for Social Dialogue and Workers’ Protection'' funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS), the ILO’s Social Dialogue and Tripartism unit (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) in collaboration with the University of Geneva organizes a research workshop on the theme of “Gig economy and social dialogue”.

  5. Future of work

    Maximize risks and handle challenges of new technology

    25 April 2019

    Speaking at a High-level International Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, on digitalization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the need to take control of our future of work.