TASC Platform
02 December 2020


Together with the leadership of the International Labour Organization and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Director of the Graduate Institute invites the international community to join forces for a better future of work. 

Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organization, Krystyna Marty Lang, State Secretary and Head of the Directorate of Political Affairs at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and Marie Laure Salles, Director of the Graduate Institute, Geneva have co-signed “An Invitation to Think Ahead on the Future of Work”.  

As COVID-19 has reshaped our workforces and economies, Marty Lang, Ryder and Salles invite the global community to combine forces through the Thinking Ahead on Societal Change (TASC) Platform – an open forum in International Geneva where policymakers, business and labour, researchers and civil society can come together to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our future. 

“Your input is crucial to capture lessons from a year of crisis, gain foresight from data, insights and experiences, and seek scalable solutions across sectors and industries as well as nationally and across geographies to achieve the future we want.”

The TASC Platform was announced by President Sommaruga at the ILO summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work, and has now been established at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, hosted by the Center for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) and co-chaired by CTEI’s Richard Baldwin, together with Cédric Dupont, President of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.  

The invitation comes in the run-up to the second Future of Work Summit – being hosted by the TASC Platform on 4 December 2020 – where leaders, experts and practitioners are gathering to connect, exchange and think ahead after a year that has transformed the Future of Work. 

With their joint statement, Marty Lang, Ryder and Salles add their encouragement and call to action: “With collective thinking and action, we can bring our shared future back in line with our commitment to the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work and the Sustainable Development Goals. Join us to think ahead towards a thriving global economy and society that works for all.” 

Read the full statement

Registrations are open for the Future of Work Summit on 4 December 2020.