World leaders have called for action on the future of work
This year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) is currently ongoing in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference has had high-level visits, with several heads of State and government addressing delegates on issues relating to the future of work.
The various heads of state reiterated the need to redouble efforts in skilling and reskilling the world’s workforce.
At the conference, employers and workers have been urged to find each other in the era of rapid technological advancement since job creation happens when human ingenuity is paired with knowledge-based innovation.
The Conference is discussing the challenges presented by the profound transformations that are occurring in the world of work, and could adopt a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration, focused on a human-centered approach to the future of work.
The more than 5,700 delegates, representing; governments, workers and employers are also discussing the possible adoption of a new Convention and Recommendation on preventing violence and harassment in the workplace.