The Future of Work Initiative marked a four year process that begin with a series of National Dialogues on the Future of Work and culminated with the adoption of the Centenary Declaration on the Future of Work at the 108th International Labour Conference in 2019.
Global Commission on the Future of Work
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ILO COOP 100 Interview
ILO COOP 100 Interview with Iain MacDonald, former Director General of the International Cooperative Alliance
04 August 2020
International Youth Day 2020
IT for Change hosts a webinar on the potential of cooperatives as a means to organize workers in the platform economy
29 July 2020
COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work
22 July 2020
108th Session of the International Labour Conference
The 108th session of the International Labour Conference marked the 100th anniversary of the ILO and concluded its Future of Work initiative.
A series of Thematic Forums provided an opportunity for debate and sharing inspiring, thought-provoking perspectives on the future of the world of work.
An interactive exhibition space gave delegates the opportunity to engage in different ILO themes.
The establishment of the Global Commission on the Future of Work in August 2017 marked the start of the second phase of ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative.
The Future of Work Research Paper Series aims to support the work of the Commission by publishing in-depth, original studies on specific topics of interest to the Commission, ranging from explorations of artificial intelligence and the platform economy to lifelong learning and universal social protection.
ILO's Network on Future of Work
George M. Bunker, Barbara Dyer, Zeynep Ton, Duanyi Yang MIT; Lee Dyer, Cornell University; Christina Obolenskaya, Wellesley College; Paolo Tomassetti, University of Modena
The goal of this online, free course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce.
Focusing on the growth of non-standard employment, this paper finds that, apart from part-time work, there has not been an increase in non-standard employment during the last decade.