International labour standards
International labour standards (ILS) are legal instruments that establish basic minimum social standards agreed upon by governments, employers and workers. ILS cover all matters related to work and are backed up by a supervisory system designed to deal with all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.

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Upcoming Courses
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 to produce reports by the ILO Constitution. Read More

Code: A978094

When: 02/03/2015 - 24/04/2015

Venue: Distance

Language: English, French

International labour standards

By examining the procedures and substance of the international labour standards system, the course aims to strengthen the capacity to follow standards-related procedures, including reporting obligations under the ILO Constitution. Read More

Code: A908098

When: 21/05/2015 - 29/05/2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: French, Spanish, English

ILO Maritime Labour Academy - Track 2: Workshop on national legal implementation of the ILO MLC, 2006

This workshop focuses on questions that may arise for personnel entrusted with implementing the MLC, 2006 in national legal systems. It assumes a good knowledge of the Convention text but will also provide an overview of the MLC, 2006 requirements and model legal provisions. Read More

Code: A908100

When: 15/06/2015 - 19/06/2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

News

Interview with Mr Remy Maurice Ufitinema

Winner of the Media for Labour Rights in Rwanda prize for journalism, in the framework of the ITCILO project on “Awareness-raising and capacity-building on human rights in Rwanda, with an emphasis on labour rights”,[1] co-funded by the European Union Read More

This is the way we create positive change in the world

Together with the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the Turin Centre and the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO have set up two workshops for employers’ organizations on the ILO supervisory machinery. Read More

Participants' voices: focus on International Labour Standards

Interview with Mr Ramon Fernando Carranza Discua, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry or Labour and Social Security, Honduras, who participated in the “International Labour Standards” training activity from 19 to 27 May Read More

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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.

Social Protection

The Social Protection Programme covers the same subjects as the Social Protection Sector of the ILO: social security, occupational safety and health and working conditions, international labour migration and HIV-AIDS in the workplace. Over the years, it has constantly adapted to the changing times.

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.