The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Special meeting on “The future of work: towards a productive, inclusive and sustainable global society” will take place in Santiago, Chile, at the Headquarters of the Economic Commission for the Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) on 23 and 24 January 2023.
Labour markets are undergoing unprecedented transformation, owing to factors such as technological advancement, global economic integration and the green transition. While rapid changes in the labour market can garner significant benefits, adaptation can be a difficult process, particularly for the most vulnerable groups, including low-skilled workers and those in the informal sector. Gender gaps and barriers to women’s full and equal participation in the work force still persist and the growth of the informal sector has resulted in precarious employment with limited access to social protection. The changing nature of work calls for decisive action to take a critical look at key levers of transformation, such as decent work, towards more sustainable and inclusive development.
The meeting will welcome high level participation from ECOSOC Member Countries, other Member States and diverse stakeholders.
The outcome of the meeting will be a summary by the President of ECOSOC, which will aim to serve as an input to the 2024 Summit of the Future and potentially to the World Social Summit if convened in 2025.
Further information on the meeting, including the concept note, logistic note for participants and programme could be accessed at the ECOSOC website at https://ecosoc.un.org/en