News and events on the future of work

  1. © Mirza A. / ILO 2024

    Question and Answers: Part II, Two decades of national employment policies report, 2000-2020

    12 February 2024

    Since the early 2000s, the ILO has increasingly been assisting countries to support the development of integrated and comprehensive employment policies. This Q&A provides insights on Part II of the publication “Two decades of national employment policies 2000-2020: Towards a new generation of national employment policies (NEPs)”. The review – the first of its kind - analyses the main characteristics and trends in national employment policies across the world and over time. The review highlights that a new generation of employment policies will need to pursue some existing challenges while also addressing new ones.

  2. Behind the AI Curtain: The Invisible Workers Powering AI Development

    A seminar unveiling the unseen human labour and ethical challenges in AI development, emphasizing the role of invisible workers and advocating for equitable and ethical practices through ILO's guidance.

  3. ILO engages with young people for well-prepared migration

    23 January 2024

    The ILO is committed to a campaign among young footballers to raise awareness of the challenges of well-prepared migration in order to prevent the risks of exploitation.

  4. Navigating the Future of Work: A call for inclusive and sustainable solutions

    23 January 2024

    In his address to the ECOSOC Special Meeting on “The Future of Work: towards a productive, inclusive and sustainable global society,” ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, explains how advancing decent work and social justice are pivotal to address the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements, demographic shifts, and the climate crisis.

  5. The Civil Rights Question of our time: How companies use AI to hire, surveil and fire workers and what organized labour can do to fight back

    Emmy-award winning journalist Hilke Schellmann discusses the pitfalls of AI in hiring and strategies for organized labour to counteract them.

  6. ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions

    11 December 2023

    Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the latest developments and trends of employment services and active labour market policies.

  7. Human-centred economics: The living standards of nations

    Richard Samans' book calls for a macroeconomic overhaul, prioritizing societal well-being and robust policy over mere economic growth, to bridge the gap between wealth and living standards.

  8. Generative AI and Jobs: A global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality.

    The paper explores the complex relationship between Generative AI technologies and the global job market. It presents a global analysis, which suggests that the latest family of Generative AI has more potential to transform jobs by automating specific tasks, rather than replacing entire job roles.

  9. The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.

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    ILO Governing Body closes; key decisions include endorsement of Global Coalition for Social Justice

    10 November 2023

    The 349th session of the ILO’s Governing Body discussed a broad range of issues affecting the future of the world of work, including endorsing a proposal for a Global Coalition for Social Justice.