The social justice challenge for African youth
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
1w ago
February 20th is World Day of Social Justice on the UN calendar. But what is social justice? Why does it matter for the youth in Africa? Discover what the youth believe are the solutions Africa's social injustices and listen to what they say they need to realize their dreams, in their own words ..read more
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Is Generative AI the answer to low productivity?
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
2M ago
New research shows that Generative AI tools can substantially increase productivity in certain mid and high-skilled work, like for instance in science, technology, and engineering. So what does this mean for employment, skills and wages ..read more
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The rise of AI in China – Digital technologies and their regulation
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
3M ago
The ILO's Future of Work podcast looks at trends in digital technologies and their regulation in China, and explores what impact this is having on the country's world of work ..read more
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Should we treat the care economy as an investment or a cost?
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
4M ago
Demand for care already outstrips supply and is expected to increase significantly in the future. Now, new ILO research suggests that spending on care – particularly childcare – could bring a return on investment of more than 3-to-1 ..read more
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Workplace mental health: It’s ok not to be ok
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
5M ago
One in five employees will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Find out in the ILO Future of Work podcast, the four steps that employers can take to minimise workplace mental health stresses ..read more
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Job quality or job quantity – which will AI affect most?
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
5M ago
The effects of Generative AI on employment creation and destruction are much discussed, but what will the effects be on job quality, and where will those effects be felt most ..read more
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Should retirement be retired? The pros and cons of older workers
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
5M ago
The global population is getting older. At the same time employers complain they can’t find the workers or skills they need, and governments worry about funding health care and social protection. On International Day for Older Persons (1 October) we look at whether keeping people in the workforce longer could be an answer ..read more
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The value of free money
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
5M ago
How would you react to being given money on a regular basis, with no strings attached? And how might this change you, your family or the wider community? This is the question faced by the Kenyan village of Kogutu after being chosen as a location for the largest ever experiment in Universal Basic Income. Filmmakers Lauren DeFilippo and Sam Soko spent five years chronicling the dramatic impact of this experiment on the lives of these villagers to answer the question: is UBI the answer to end world poverty ..read more
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Green jobs: A solution to youth employment and the climate crisis?
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
7M ago
Green jobs can help tackle the climate crisis and the labour market challenges faced by young people. So what exactly are green jobs? And what can young people do to create a sustainable future for themselves ..read more
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Does Artificial Intelligence threaten decent work?
The Future of Work Podcast
by International Labour Organization
8M ago
The world of work has always been shaped by technology, but the new generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has raised fears that it could destroy tens of millions of jobs, and undermine progress towards decent work and greater social justice ..read more
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