ILO to establish Global Commission on Future of Work


The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has concluded arrangement to establish a Global Commission on the Future of Work.

ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ryder said that the commission would be launched on Aug. 21 and the names of Commission members would be announced during the event at ILO headquarters in Geneva.

According to him, the responsibilities of the Commission will involve around four centenary conversations on work and society, decent jobs for all.

He said others are the organisation of work and production, and the governance of work.

The ILO boss noted that the Global Commission on the Future of Work was being set up under the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative launched in 2013.

“The formation of a Global Commission on the Future of Work marks the second stage in the ILO’s Future of Work Initiative.

“Its job is to undertake an in-depth examination of the future of work that can provide the analytical basis for the delivery of social justice in the 21st century.

“The Commission will produce an independent report on how to achieve a future of work that provides decent and sustainable work opportunities for all.

“The report will be submitted to the centenary session of the International Labour Conference in 2019, ‘’he said.

The ILO boss, however, said that the global body is expected to address many critical issues of the time and of the future that are rooted in the world of work.

He added that the commission would tackle the fundamental question of how a rapidly transforming world of work should be organised so that it responds to the values of social justice.

Ryder added that the ceremony would be attended by two serving heads of state of government co-chairing the Commission: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden.

It would be recalled that over the past 18 months, the ILO’s tripartite constituents – governments, employer and worker organisations had held national dialogues in over 110 countries in the run-up to the launch of the Global Commission. (NAN)