16 May 2018


Third round of meetings of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work with co-Chair Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa


The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work (FoW) met this week for the third time. They looked at ideas that should be incorporated in their report, due in early 2019. Since their last meeting in February 2018, the Commissioners have been expressing their individual priorities, and some of them have participated in policy dialogues with experts on selected themes. The Commissioners also have in front of them ideas from other agencies in the multilateral framework that were contacted by the Commission Secretariat. Between now and their next meeting in November 2018, the Commissioners will be discussing amongst themselves on a shared digital platform the key messages of their report, which will be discussed at the ILO's centennial Conference in June 2019.


Last week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was appointed co-Chair of the ILO Global Commission on FoW. In expressing his congratulations, IOE Vice-President to the ILO, Mthunzi Mdwaba said:


"We are hugely honoured to have the President of South Africa co-chairing the Global Commission. The ILO represents 187 Member States and being the only social dialogue and tripartite institution in the world, has a huge responsibility to ensure that all its members, both from the developed and the developing world are taken into the shaping of the future of work we want. Inclusivity and having developing nations being active participants on the modelling of the 4th Industrial Revolution will go a long way to guaranteeing that the next 100 years is hugely improved for all our people of the world."


Mthunzi Mdwaba, in addition to his role as IOE Vice President to the ILO is also ex-officio member of the Global Commission on the FoW by virtue of being a Vice-Chairman of the ILO Governing Body on behalf of Employers.

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