The Future of Work we want: A Global Dialogue

Genève
Switzerland
CH
6 Apr 2017 to 7 Apr 2017

Around the world, in economies at all stages of development, profound changes in the nature of work are underway. Numerous and diverse drivers account for these: demographic shifts, climate change, technological innovation, shifting contours of poverty and prosperity, growing inequality, economic stagnation and the changing character of production and employment.  The transformations we witness now challenge us to imagine the future of work over the long term in order to steer this evolution in the direction of social justice.  Rising widespread anxiety about whether the future will produce greater polarization within and between countries brings urgency to this task.

Recognizing the pressing need to begin marshalling global expertise to make the future of work the one we want, the ILO launched the Future of Work Centenary Initiative in 2013. Under the Initiative, this Symposium presents an important step to gain greater understanding of the changes we are witnessing and to develop effective policy responses that can shape the future of work.  The Symposium will be structured around the Initiative’s four “centenary conversations” -- work and society, decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work – and will gather international thinkers and actors who are at the forefront of debates on each topic. A special session will discuss the perspectives for and views of young people – including representatives of the social partners – in the future of work they will experience. 

Other upcoming events

26 Apr 2017 to 28 Apr 2017
The Hague
Netherlands
NL

26-28 April 2017 Lowlands Solutions Netherlands (LSN) will be presenting a three-day, 24 hours, course on Counterterrorism (CT) and Applied Intelligence at the Park Hotel in The Hague, Netherlands.

This three day (24 hour) “hands-on” program will provide the attendee with a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of terrorism, basic counterterrorism techniques and the fundamental difference between information and (applied) intelligence in which focus will be given to Financial Intelligence (dr. Nicholas Ridley), Cyber Security & Cyber Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis (IA).

9 May 2017 to 10 May 2017
Dublin
Ireland
IE

The conference will highlight several key issues that European countries are currently facing: de-radicalization and preventing radicalization; migration and immigration; and historic sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the sex trade.

17 May 2017
Brussels
Belgium
BE

This symposium will provide a timely and invaluable opportunity to develop integrated solutions to tackle human trafficking and migrant smuggling. It will also explore effective means of identifying victims, raising awareness and improving multilateral cooperation.