The Future of Work
Session 1 of the Future of the World Global Policy Dialogues
Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 8:30-10:00 a.m. EDT
This session, the first in a six-part series from UN DESA and UNDP looking at “The Future of the World,” aims to consider the ramifications of the changing nature of work and lifelong learning, and what we need to do now in order to be better prepared for the future of work.
Speakers also will debate crucial issues such as economic insecurity, the gig economy, informal work, fair wages, the role of artificial intelligence and policies to support workers. Across all issues, special attention will be paid to the needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, older persons, indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.