Day 7 – Opening of the second week of the International Labour Conference

It’s the second week of the Conference, and delegates’ enthusiasm is as high as ever…

The various committees have resumed discussions after a well-deserved weekend.

How can we shape technological change to promote decent work?

Today’s thematic forum discussed how to manage the way digital technologies are transforming the world of work, so that they lead to the creation of decent work.

Panellists exchanged views on how to ensure that digital work will be decent work, and what role governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations should take to shape the direction of technological developments. Several speakers focused on the need to regulate new forms of work, as well as the issue of who owns data about workers, garnered on online platforms and elsewhere.

The ILC Daily Show features regular interviews with ILO experts and guests attending the Centenary Conference. Make sure you don’t miss it – broadcasting live from Monday to Friday at 13:00 – 15:00 CET.

Among the themes covered during today’s ILC Daily Show, the role safety and health in the future of work was also discussed. Watch this short video to learn more about it.

What does it mean to be the President of the International Labour Conference?

Ambassador Jean-Jacques Elmiger talks about his role as President of the Centenary session of the ILC (in French)

As we get ready for more high-level visits during this second week of the Centenary Conference, let’s take a look at what happens behind the scenes prior to the arrival of heads of state and government last week.

Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine

Don’t miss this special Centenary issue of the ILO’s World of Work magazine presenting some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.

 

Coming tomorrow:

Two more Thematic Forums:

And Plenary sittings from from 10:00 am CET

 

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