The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) are hosting a six-part Global Policy Dialogue Series on “The Future of the World” from September 2021 to February 2022 to share insights and experiences to reduce risks and make our future systems more resilient.
The series kicks off on 15 September, with a high-level discussion on “The Future of Work," from 8:30-10 a.m. EDT. As the world continues to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, speakers will 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.
The September dialogue will draw from the key messages of UN DESA’s upcoming policy briefs on the future of work, as well as from other UN resources, including the International Labour Organization and its Global Commission on the Future of Work. In partnering on this initiative, UN DESA and UNDP hope to enhance the preparedness of the UN system to respond to multi-dimensional and systemic risks in today’s interconnected world.
This event is made possible by the UN Peace and Development Fund.