Automation will disrupt the future of work — but also the future of global development

Devex, Aug 30, 2017
by Catherine Cheney

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the International Labor Organization announced the Global Commission on the Future of Work, a high-level international body chaired by the president of Mauritius and the prime minister of Sweden. The 20 members of the commission will focus “on the relationship between work and society, the challenge of creating decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work.”

While this might look like an obvious problem for the United Nations to take on, experts tell Devex this kind of action has been slow in coming from the global development community.

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