News and events on the future of work

  1. Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work

    21 November 2022

    Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.

  2. ILO participates in the 6th Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas

    31 October 2022

    The 6th Summit of the Cooperatives of the Americas took place from 24 to 27 October 2022, in Luque (Asunción -Paraguay). At the summit co-operators from the region had the opportunity to debate the future of the cooperative movement based on the new world context and its role within the international community. ILO COOP Manager was one of the two main speakers on the cooperative identity session on October 25, 2022.

  3. Didier Drogba, ILO and FIFPRO raise awareness among young football players of the risks of emigration

    24 October 2022

    A look back at the launch of the campaign to raise awareness among young Ivorian football players of the risks of ill-prepared emigration. The campaign is being run jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Didier Drogba and his Foundation, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO), and former Ivorian international footballers.

  4. High-level session looks at Just Energy Transitions to accelerate achieving of the SDGs

    21 October 2022

    Held during the 3rd edition of the Finance in Common Summit 2022, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, the session focused on the transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers highlighted, among others, how to steer investments to maximise the impact on jobs, create quality jobs with access to social protection, manage risk and protect vulnerable populations to make the energy transition ‘Just’ for all. The Summit was held from 18-20 October.

  5. 2022 International Seminar on Future of Work in China

  6. Proposal for an ILO Policy Observatory on Work in the Digital Economy

    Regulating for artificial intelligence (AI) across societies will not be easy. Variations in policymaking approaches for its development and governance across the world could lead to significant uncertainty for the world of work. Our proposal for the ‘ILO Policy Observatory on Work in the Digital Economy’ is intended to identify the current state of play; to assess the role of various actors including companies, civil society and states; and to analyse the implications of shifts in AI regulation for decent work in the global digital economy.

  7. High-level meeting on the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions concludes with pledges of support and commitments for its implementation

    03 October 2022

    Heads of states and governments, foreign ministers, representatives from United Nations (UN) agencies, international financial institutions, and global employers’ and workers’ organizations met during the 77th UN General Assembly to pledge their support and commitment for the successful implementation of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

  8. Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner

    26 September 2022

    Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.

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    Renewable energy jobs hit 12.7 million globally

    22 September 2022

    New report confirms growth in renewable jobs despite multiple crises and calls for targeted industrial strategies to create stable supply chains and decent jobs.

  10. OpEd: The Panchtantra of the future of work

    19 September 2022

    Looking at a fairer and more inclusive world of work, OpEd by Ms Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi.