Join & Shape the #FutureofWork We Want @ #ILOFOW

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Around the world, economies at all stages of development are confronting profound changes in the world of work. How will technological changes impact workers? How do we ensure no one will be left behind in the digital revolution?  

These questions will top the agenda when the UN’s labour agency, the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosts the Global Dialogue on The Future of Work We Want from April 6 to 7th, 2017 in Geneva. The conference gathers leading international thinkers and actors who are at the forefront of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative.

The conference will be livestreamed via Facebook. Scroll down to learn how to join online.

(Join a global dialogue on the future of work | International Labour Organization)


Decent Jobs for All

A key focus of the Centenary Initiative is how we can achieve “decent jobs for all,” which is also a focus for the Turin Centre’s Technology@Work Initiative. The Technology@Work Initiative is a supporting initiative of the Future of Work Centenary Initiative hosted at the International Training Centre of the ILO based in Turin, Italy.

Numerous and diverse drivers of change — from technological innovation and the shifting contours of poverty to the changing characteristics of production and employment — are transforming the world of work across the globe. These transformations challenge us to re-imagine how we can shape the future of work in the direction of social justice and decent work for all. (It is also one of the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG8: Decent Work for All)

(How to ensure decent jobs for all in the future? | Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Deputy Director of ILO’s Research Department)

A panel discussion on Decent Jobs for All at the Global Dialogue in Geneva this week focuses on the policies and institutions that will be necessary to ensure the incoming wave of innovation and technological change create new and better forms of work

The Decent Jobs for All discussion will be moderated by Nozipho Mbanjwa of CNBA Africa, takes place on April 6, in the Governing Body Room and Room II (R3), ILO Headquarters from 14:30 to 16:30 (Geneva time).

  • Cai Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,
  • Xiaolan Fu,Oxford University,
  • Richard Freeman, Harvard University, and
  • Tatyana O. Razumova, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Together with reactions from Discussants:

  • Eric Manzi, Rwandan worker
  • Mthunzi Mdwaba South African business employer

You can download the latest conference agenda by clicking on the below pdf.


Watch the Live Webcast

The Global Dialogue is webcasted. Share your thoughts or ask the panelists a question on Facebook Live or on Twitter at #ILOFOW.


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