Join Online in the Technology@Work Dialogue Series #2: Technology in the 21st Century

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks …

Watch Live: Is AI Coming For Your Job? – A Leadership Dialogue @ McGill University

  The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the industrial revolution. Today artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous technology are changing most workplaces and shifting the ground beneath jobs that were once considered stable, with repercussions across all economic sectors. To provide insight into the world …

International Day for Universal Access to Information – September 28

About the Day 2016 was the first year of UNESCO marking 28 September as the “International Day for Universal Access to Information” (IDUAI).  On 17 November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring 28 September of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). IDUAI has particular relevance with the new …

Who Will Be Excluded in Our Digital Future of Work? – #HDR2016

In its annual #HDR2016 report — launched earlier this year in Stockholm — UNDP focuses on how we can achieve the universality needed to realize the 2030 Agenda’s principle of leaving no one behind. Universality is the principle where in order to achieve sustainable development we need to ensure human development is attainable by everyone. …

Considering the Taylor Review: Ways Forward for the Gig Economy

Image created by Katemangostar – Freepik.com This article was originally written by Vili Lehdonvirta and published on The Policy and Internet Blog of the University of Oxford.  Vili Lehdonvirta discusses the pros and cons of flexible working for individuals and the overall economy, and how his research team is creating estimates of the overall size …

Automation, Women, and the Future of Work

In a newly published briefing paper, Becky Faith of the Institute of Development Studies explores how automation will change the world of work for women. The conversations about automation and the future of work often overlook gender, even though there are significant differences between men and women in employment rates, types of professions, barriers to …

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: An Interview with Moshe Vardi

This article was originally written by Tucker Davey and published on the Future of Life institute website on June 14, 2017. “The future of work is now,” says Moshe Vardi. “The impact of technology on labor has become clearer and clearer by the day.” Machines have already automated millions of routine, working-class jobs in manufacturing. …

Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

GENEVA (ILO News) – Digital disruptions are untapping the power of technology and unleashing economic value across countries and sectors. They are creating employment opportunities that increasingly rely on the digital skills available, the labour intensiveness of digital technologies, and the environmental factors that support digital entrepreneurship and industry-related supply chain development. The steady pace …

Whose job is it to take out the digital trash?

This blog was syndicated with permission from the ILO Work in Progress Blog, and was originally written by Dorothea Hoehtker.  How do Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites protect you, the consumer, from disturbing content on the web? Many of us think our computers’ sophisticated algorithms perform such constant editing, but algorithms are not able …

What is the Gender Digital Divide, and Why Should it Matter for the SDGs?

This commentary by the World Wide Web Foundation was originally published on the SDG Knowledge Hub managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a landmark opportunity for countries to close the digital gender divide. When UN member states committed to the SDGs, they pledged to: Achieve universal affordable …