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ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, 22 October 2017, Geneva

Date: October 22, 2017


​The Global Commission on the Future of Work  wrapped up its first meeting on Sunday 22 October following an in-depth discussion of the main forces shaping the world of work, and the opportunities to be leveraged and challenges to be addressed for a future of work with social justice to be secured.

The 28 member Commission looked at the so-called “mega drivers of change” – technology, demography, climate change and globalization – and also focused on a number of more specific issues, including the changing role of women in the workforce, the importance of education and skills, the relationships between poverty, inequality and informality in the world of work, the prospects for youth, the role of businesses, employers and trade unions, and the evolving values and preferences in societies that will have an impact on the world of work. 

Co-Chair President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim stated that: “The globalized world that we are living in calls for a global solidarity for addressing those issues which are no longer regional, no longer national but of global nature.” Co-Chair Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden commented that, “We’re talking about the need for a global economy that works for everybody, not just for a few.” ​

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