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 …

Watch Live: Launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

The Prime Minister of Sweden and President of Mauritius launch an international body to tackle the fundamental questions posed by a rapidly transforming world of work. Type: Launch event When: 21 August 2017 Where: ILO Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland Watch the live webcast here at 13:00 GMT (9:00 New York; 15:00 Geneva; and 20:00 Bangkok) This …

Digital Skills in the EU Labour Market

© kantver / Fotolia Written by Monika Kiss, Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU …

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 …

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 …

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Potential and Risks for Africa – SAIIA

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, argues that the single most important challenge facing humanity today is how to understand and shape the new technology revolution. What exactly is this revolution, and why does it matter, especially for Africa? The ‘fourth industrial revolution’ captures the idea of the confluence of new technologies …

G20 Agrees on Policies to Shape the Future of Work for Inclusive Growth and Development: ILO

(Labour and employment ministers of the leading advanced economies and emerging economies (G20) in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler | © BMAS / Lein) Ministers adopted policy recommendations on skills development, social protection, and working conditions for countries to shape a future that works for people around the globe. BAD NEUENAHR, Germany (ILO News) – “G20 Labour and …

Artificial Intelligence for Good @ITU’s Geneva #AIforGood Summit

In partnership with… Driven by the rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, intelligent machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve, and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity. As a result, we will in the near future …