Areas of Expertise

International labour standards

International labour standards are legal instruments that establish basic minimum social standards agreed upon by governments, employers and workers.

They cover all matters related to work and are backed up by a supervisory system designed to deal with any problems in their application at national level. The training activities of the Centre aim to better equip ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders to promote the ratification of international labour standards and apply and implement them as a means to advance decent work and achieve social justice.

Upcoming Courses
Communiquer sur les droits au travail: une formation pour les professionnels des médias (MIXTE)
Le cours vise à renforcer la capacité des participants à utiliser les normes internationales du travail et le travail des organes de contrôle de l'OIT pour sensibiliser le public aux droits de l'homme sur le lieu de travail, et à leur pertinence pour les enjeux sociaux locaux. Read More

Code: A179187

When: 25 Jan 2016 - 04 Mar 2016

Venue Blended

Language: French


ILO Maritime Labour Academy - Track 6: Workshop on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, for recruitment and placement agencies
The course aims to provide participants with a sound understanding of the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as regards placement and recruitment agencies and to make suggestions as to how those requirements may be implemented. Read More

Code: A909198

When: 24 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English


Distance training in best practices in ILS reporting
The course aims to strengthen reporting on the application of ratified ILO Conventions. Member States are obliged by the ILO Constitution to produce such reports. Read More

Code: A979189

When: 14 Mar 2016 - 06 May 2016

Venue Distance

Language: English



A brand new “network” at the Centre

The Centre is launching a worldwide interactive network for judges, lawyers and legal educators working with international labour standards Read More

Boosting knowledge and skills

Boosting the knowledge and skills of those involved in international labour standards reporting is crucial to ensuring the effectiveness of the ILO supervisory system. To this end, the Centre and the ILO delivered the 21st edition of the “Training Programme on International Labour Standards”, in Turin and Geneva, from 21 to 29 May 2015. The course exposed participants to both procedural aspects and contents of the international labour standards system. Read More

Participants' voices: focus on International Labour Standards

Interview with Ms Cheryl Alphonse, Senior Cooperation Officer at the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development of the Republic of Seychelles Read More


Employers' Activities

The Programme for Employers’ Activities provides training to strengthen employers’ representatives in areas that are strategic for economic growth, governance, development and poverty alleviation. We believe that employers' and business associations can make significant contributions for sustainable development and therefore help Employers' Organizations around the world to become more representative and effective voices of business.

International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality

Our mission is to support the development of knowledge and skills to promote international labour standards (ILS) and rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of equality and decent work for all women and men.

Workers' Activities

The Programme for Workers’ Activities is the training arm of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) of the ILO. The Programme responds to the training needs of workers' organizations through courses, materials, projects and advisory services.

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