The Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue

This report presents a short summary of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Global Dialogue on “The Future of Work We Want”, which brought together leading economists, academics and representatives from governments and social partners (employers’ and workers’ organizations) to discuss the profound changes sweeping through the world of work.

More than 700 people participated in the two-day event, “The Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue”, which took place at the International Labour Office in Geneva on 6–7 April 2017. In addition, more than 2,000 people throughout the world followed the event and contributed via live video streaming and social media.

The Global Dialogue was part of the broader ILO Centenary Initiative to explore and examine the future of work in order to gain a better understanding of the drivers of the current unprecedented change, such as technological innovation, the changes in the organization of work and production, globalization, climate change, regulatory environment, demographic and migration shifts.

This report presents a short summary of discussions and includes:
• Work and society
• Decent jobs for all
• How to shape the future of work for youth
• Organization of work and production
• Governance of work
• Conclusions and the way forward