A supporting initiative for the Future of Work

About the Future of work

The Technology@Work blog is a practical technological tool to raise critical awareness on identified themes in the area of technology at work. It’s one of the support initiatives developed by the International Training Centre of the ILO contributing to the larger Future of Work initiative.


Four centenary conversations, part of the United Nation’s labour organisation’s, the ILO, Future of Work Centenary Initiative, were first proposed by Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation in 2013, and further specified in his 2015 International Labour Conference Report. The initiative is the centrepiece of the ILO’s activities to mark its 100th anniversary in 2019, under the guidance of Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow, the Special Advisor on the Future of Work Initiative.

The objective with the future of work initiative is for ILO to launch thought leadership into the global debate on the transformation in the world of work. Four conversations were launched by the Director-General, each of which would address a broad range of significant issues in the transformation of the world of work.

A broad framework is needed to give the future of work centenary initiative the necessary structure and focus for concrete results to be obtained. In 2016 all ILO members States are invited to undertake national Future of Work” dialogues structured around the four centenary conversations:

  • Work and society
  • Decent jobs for all
  • The organization of work and production
  • The governance of work

In this Technology@Work blog you will see curated content provided by experts and guest bloggers with the following three objectives:

1) Monitor up-to-date news and interesting articles and knowledge sharing events that shed new light on the technology at work theme.
2) Identify relevant questions that are related with the technology at work discussion and facilitated crowd sourced insights.
3) Invite experts to share views on the questions that were identified.