ILO Global Commission on the Future of work's report explains how to ensure decent and sustainable work opportunities for all

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4 April 2019

One step forward for the future of work in Africa: African Union and International Labour Organization hosted a ministerial side meeting on the Future of work

Author: ILO

The ILO and AUC organized a ministerial side event to examine the implications of the Global Commission’s report on the Future of Work. The ministerial side event is part of the third Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development (AU-STC), labour and employment...under the theme “Poverty Eradication through Strategic Investment at the National and Regional Levels towards Social Development, Labour and Employment in Africa”...

H.E. Amira Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC)...alled up one state delegates to play their role in creating sustainable environment for inclusive growth. “Excellences, we trust that you will push for substantial strategic investments to the course of social development, social security and social protection as well as labour and employment in order to create sustainable environment for inclusive growth.”...the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work [was presented]...

“The ILO particularly welcomes the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work. This report brings to the fore realistic suggestions to ensure that we are able to transition into the Future of Work” said ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, Mrs. Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon... 

“In Ethiopia, our vision is to bring about structural transformation to be a middle income country. Creation of employment and decent work that brings about increased productivity and competitiveness has received a considerable attention and remained a policy priority of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia...”, Stated Dr Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister of Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The recommendations from the Global Report on the Future of work included lifelong learning for all, supporting people through transitions, transformative agenda for gender equality, universal social protection through the strengthening of systems, establishing a universal Labour Guarantee...

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Report
22 January 2019

Work for a Brighter Future - Global Commission on the Future of Work

Author: ILO

We propose a human-centred agenda for the future of work that strengthens the social contract by placing people and the work they do at the centre of economic and social policy and business practice. This agenda consists of three pillars of action, which in combination would drive growth, equity and sustainability for present and future generations...

In enabling people to thrive in a carbon-neutral, digital age, our approach goes beyond human capital to the broader dimensions of development and progress in living standards, including the rights and enabling environment that widen people’s opportunities and improve their well-being...

Our recommendations seek to strengthen and revitalize the institutions of work. From regulations and employment contracts to collective agreements and labour inspection systems, these institutions are the building blocks of just societies. They forge pathways to formalization, reduce working poverty and secure a future of work with dignity, economic security and equality...

We recommend transformative investments, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...We call on all stakeholders to take responsibility for building a just and equitable future of work. Urgent action to strengthen the social contract in each country requires increasing investment in people’s capabilities and the institutions of work and harnessing opportunities for decent and sustainable work. Countries need to establish national strategies on the future of work through social dialogue between governments and workers’ and employers’ organizations...

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