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Global commission releases recommendations for decent, sustainable work for all by Catherine Benson Wahlén January 24,2019   |  Source: IISD

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work released a report on its findings along with ten recommendations for achieving a future of work that provides decent, sustainable work opportunities for all. ILO launched the report during celebrations marking the start of its 100th anniversary.

The report titled, ‘Work for a brighter future,’ is the product of the 27-member Global Commission’s 15-month examination on the future of work. President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven co-chair the Commission, which organized its work around four ILO “centenary conversations”: work and society; decent jobs for all; the organization of work and production; and the governance of work.

The Commission finds that, with decisive action, there are “countless opportunities” to close the gender gap, improve the quality of working lives, expand choice and reverse damages from global inequality. On future jobs, the report finds that technological advances from artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, along with economic greening, have the potential to create employment for millions of people.

In the report, the Commission calls for a global, collective response to “harness the shift


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