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
ILO Maritime Labour Academy - Track 6: Workshop on the ILO MLC, 2006 for recruitment and placement agencies (NEW)

The course aims to provide participants with a sound understanding of the requirements of the MLC, 2006 relating to placement and recruitment agencies and to make suggestions as to how those requirements may be implemented. Read More

Code: A908105

When: 16 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

ILO Maritime Labour Academy - Track 1: Training of trainers and maritime inspectors in the application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

The course aims to strengthen the capacity of trainers to train maritime labour inspectors in the MLC, 2006, and ensure better quality and consistency in the inspection systems worldwide. Read More

Code: A908106

When: 21 Sep 2015 - 02 Oct 2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

ILO Maritime Labour Academy - Track 4b: Awareness-raising workshop on the MLC, 2006 for seafarers and seafarers' representatives

The workshop will review the main features of the ILO MLC, 2006, with a focus on the on-board and onshore complaint procedures. NOTE: Courses on Track 4 are organized jointly with the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and are by invitation only. Read More

Code: A908108

When: 05 Oct 2015 - 07 Oct 2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English


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

Promoting learning excellence at the Centre through the ITCILO innovation fund - Gender

Widening and upgrading ITCILO on-line learning services in the field of rights at work and gender equality 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.