Watch Live: Join the G7 on the Future of Jobs and Technology in Montréal

How to prepare for the jobs of the future amidst of rapid technological change is at the heart of the conversation in Montréal as Canada convenes the G7 ministers of labour and innovation from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. The G7 or the Group of 7 …

A Snapshot of the Changing World of Work in 6 Graphics – Part II

What does the world of work look like today? The six graphics below will attempt to illustrate. The “Inception Report for the Global Commission on the Future of Work” highlighted that considerable progress has been achieved in the world of work. While considerable progress has been achieved in the world of work, there has also …

The Global Commission on the Future of Work Wants Your Thoughts – Part I

To commemorate the two year anniversary of the inauguration of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative, all member countries were invited to engage in the Future of Work centenary conversations. Over 110 countries participated in the dialogues, which included feedback from expert panels. As part of the centenary initiative, the ILO formed an independent …

The Social and Solidarity Economy & The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?

Below is the keynote speech by Mr Vic van Vuuren, Director of Enterprises Department at the ILO at this year’s Unicoop Florence Annual Convention, in which the theme was “The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?”. In his talk, van Vuuren suggests that “in the transition to the platform economy and gig economy workers …

2017 in Review: AI & the Fair Distribution of the Future

With the start of 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on the highlights of 2017. As we enter the third year, where Tom Wambeke, the Programme Manager of DELTA -Sustainable Learning Solutions and I have been co-managing theTechnology@Work Initiative, we are excited about the 2018 and we would like to …

How Can We Fully Benefit from Digital Technologies? – The World Bank

Scaling learning and making it available anywhere, anytime is one of the “dividends” of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. The new course, “Digital Dividends: Strengthening the Analog Foundation of the Digital Revolution,” aims for a broader goal: how you, your family, your business, your city, and your country could benefit from the Internet …

Watch Live: The Future of Data for Decent Work – Shifting Mindsets Session

  You can also access the livestream directly by clicking on this link (The link will become active 30 minutes before the event starts) #ShiftingMindsets and #FutureofWork As part of the G7 Innovation Week in Turin, Italy, the ITCILO is hosting a parallel Shifting Mindsets session on Big Data and the future of work on …

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 …