Referring simultaneously to the broad definition of sustainable development adopted by the United Nations, which postulates an intrinsic relation between economic, social and environmental well-being, SDP takes as a more concrete starting point the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Among the 17 SDGs, particular attention is devoted – from an ILO perspective – to goal 8, which aims to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

SDP is currently offering activities linked in different ways to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs, aligned to the five areas of expertise listed below:

 

SDP designs and delivers courses in partnership with the ILO, UN sister agencies and key international institutions like the World Bank, regional development banks, universities, and inter-governmental organizations.

Our training activities are currently delivered in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Many of them, particularly the short open courses and the Masters programmes, are delivered in Turin, but tailored activities and capacity-building projects are frequently delivered in the respective partner’s country.

We also provide advisory services for public procurement reform at the legal, institutional and managerial levels, as well as assistance in designing, implementing and evaluating development projects and programmes.

In partnership with the University of Turin and in collaboration with other international organizations, the Sustainable Development Programme – within the context of the Turin School of Development  – offers a number of Masters programmes that prepare new graduates and professionals, from both developed and developing countries, for immediate involvement in social and economic development work and/or for the performance of jobs that require an understanding of the rules of the globalized economy.

 

Areas of expertise

Decent work and sustainable development

The promotion of Decent Work features prominently in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development held in New York in September 2015.

Enterprise Development

Enterprises are a principal source of growth, wealth creation, employment and decent work. The ITC-ILO support countries in the creation of enterprises that are productive, competitive and contribute to social inclusion, while producing in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Green jobs

The move towards a “green economy” has been gaining momentum in parallel with the international debate and negotiations on climate change.

Procurement management

Public procurement management is a cornerstone of good governance.

Project and programme cycle management

For a long time, the desired outcomes of development programmes and projects were compromised by a shortage of well-trained project staff.

Upcoming courses

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

Balance sheet analysis and assessment tools for procurement practitioners

This five-day module explores techniques for assessing a company's balance sheet in accordance with the international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Read More

13 March 2017 - 17 March 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010358

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2017

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

An interactive e-learning opportunity to master the concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. Read More

13 March 2017 - 26 May 2017

English - Spanish

Distance

A9710457

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2017

Passation des marchés de travaux, de fournitures et de consultance

Passation des marchés de travaux, de fournitures et de consultance

L'objectif principal poursuivi dans cette formation est que les participants soient en mesure de planifier et d'exécuter les fonctions et tâches relatives à l'ensemble du processus de passation de marchés et d'assurer la coordination de l'exécution de marchés; conformément aux directives en la matière des principales institutions financières internationale et qu'ils se soient familiarisés avec les bonnes pratiques et les dernières tendances promues par les organisations internationales en matière de passation de marchés. Read More

13 March 2017 - 31 March 2017

French

Turin Centre

A9010456

French

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2017

Supply chain management for procurement practitioners: Logistics, insurance policies and Incoterms

Supply chain management for procurement practitioners: Logistics, insurance policies and Incoterms

This workshop explores the competencies needed for efficient execution of logistics operations (ordering and replenishment, shipping documents, freight-forwarding and insurance arrangements, warehousing, use of international trade terms/Incoterms 2010, and so on). Read More

20 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010364

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2017

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital to maintain and strengthen economic growth, integrate countries into the global economy, boost technological innovation and know-how, enhance skills transfer and contribute to the creation of decent work. Read More

21 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010458

English

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Enrolment deadline: 15 March 2017

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement management for equipment and works in World Bank-funded projects

The aim is to upgrade the capacity of procurement practitioners to plan and execute international competitive bidding operations for the procurement of equipment and construction works in IFI-funded projects; participants may attend the entire course of two-weeks duration or a single module only. Read More

27 March 2017 - 07 April 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010367

English

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Enrolment deadline: 05 March 2017

Procurement Management for services

Procurement Management for services

This course is designed as a dual-purpose forum, for learning and application, as well as for exchanges of experience. Read More

03 April 2017 - 07 April 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010365

English

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Enrolment deadline: 10 March 2017

Achats publics durables: droits de l'homme, environnement et développement économique

Achats publics durables: droits de l'homme, environnement et développement économique

L'objectif principal poursuivi dans cette formation est que les participants se familiarisent avec les concepts du développement durable et qu'ils s'approprient les techniques, mécanismes et instruments qui permettent de le promouvoir au travers des marchés publics, en particulier par la promotion de l'innovation, du respect des droits de l'homme et des normes du travail, de la création d'emplois, du développement local, de pratiques respectueuses de l'environnement social et de l'écosystème. Read More

03 April 2017 - 13 April 2017

French

Turin Centre

A9010401

French

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Enrolment deadline: 24 March 2017

Project cycle management

Project cycle management

The course aims to provide participants with a complete set of competencies, techniques, tools and good practices for managing all project life-cycle phases: project identification, preparation, implementation/monitoring and evaluation. Read More

24 April 2017 - 05 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010388

English

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Enrolment deadline: 24 April 2017

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). Read More

02 May 2017 - 05 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010366

English

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Enrolment deadline: 28 April 2017

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop builds the capacity of procurement practitioners to assess contractual risks, develop plans to monitor the performance of suppliers, contractors and consultants, and take corrective action in line with the relevant contractual clauses and the overall provisions of the applicable contract law. Read More

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010368

English

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Enrolment deadline: 16 April 2017

Risk management in development projects

Risk management in development projects

This course deals, in a practical manner, with project risk management as a management technique that can be used to handle risks associated with development cooperation and public-sector projects throughout the cycle. Read More

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010389

English

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Enrolment deadline: 08 May 2017

Multinational enterprises, development and Decent Work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

Multinational enterprises, development and Decent Work: The approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

This course looks at the potential of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national enterprises for contributing to respect for labour rights and the achievement of decent work for all. Read More

08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

A9010462

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Enrolment deadline: 08 May 2017

Gestion du cycle de projets: identification, préparation, suivi et évaluation

Gestion du cycle de projets: identification, préparation, suivi et évaluation

L'objectif principal du cours vise à transmettre aux participants un ensemble de compétences techniques, d'outils et de bonnes pratiques utilisés par les organisations internationales telles que l'Union européenne, les agences des Nations Unies ou les institutions financières internationales pour gérer l'ensemble des phases composant le cycle de vie des projets et programmes. Read More

08 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

French

Turin Centre

A9010402

French

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Enrolment deadline: 28 April 2017

Public-private partnership policies: Legal framework and competition requirements

Public-private partnership policies: Legal framework and competition requirements

This workshop explores the legal foundation and managerial processes for setting up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and sustaining their economic equilibrium and effectiveness in service delivery. Read More

15 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010359

English

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Enrolment deadline: 14 April 2017

Financial management for development projects

Financial management for development projects

Financial management is more than an administrative and control function. Read More

15 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010390

English

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Enrolment deadline: 05 May 2017

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. Read More

15 May 2017 - 09 June 2017

English

Blended

A9710463

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Enrolment deadline: 28 April 2017

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

The course contributes to improving the effectiveness of the procurement audit and supervision functions in national and IFI procurement operations. Read More

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010369

English

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Enrolment deadline: 30 April 2017

International procurement management

International procurement management

This course covers the full spectrum of competencies needed for international competitive bidding for the acquisition of goods, works and services; participants may attend the entire course of two-weeks duration or a single module only. Read More

29 May 2017 - 09 June 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010371

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 29 May 2017

E-procurement

E-procurement

This workshop prepares participants to play an active role in planning and implementing e-procurement projects within their organizations and in the public sector. Read More

29 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010370

English

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Enrolment deadline: 13 May 2017

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property

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01 June 2017 - 23 February 2018

English

Blended

A9710472

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Enrolment deadline: 31 March 2017

Leveraging global supply chains for sustainable development and decent work

Leveraging global supply chains for sustainable development and decent work

Global supply chains (GSC) are the dominant feature of today's globalized economy. Read More

05 June 2017 - 09 June 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010473

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Enrolment deadline: 05 May 2017

Results-Based Management in public and international organizations

Results-Based Management in public and international organizations

Management is about achieving results. Read More

12 June 2017 - 23 June 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010391

English

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 2017

Workshop on sustainable investment in agriculture

Workshop on sustainable investment in agriculture

This workshop, organized in collaboration with the FAO and other UN agencies, will shed light on the conditions under which foreign investment in the agricultural sector can boost production, generate employment, increase income and, more generally, promote economic development, while at the same time avoiding negative social and environmental impacts. Read More

20 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010485

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Enrolment deadline: 31 May 2017

The new World Bank procurement framework: Submitting responsive bids

The new World Bank procurement framework: Submitting responsive bids

This workshop develops the competencies needed for the submission of responsive tender proposals in accordance with the World Bank's new procurement framework and its Procurement Regulations. Read More

27 June 2017 - 29 June 2017

English

Turin Centre

A909122

English

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Enrolment deadline: 31 January 2017

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

Procurement of information systems in World Bank-funded projects

This course explores the competencies needed for the successful planning and execution of procurement operations for the supply and installation of customized information systems in World Bank-funded projects. Read More

03 July 2017 - 07 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010372

English

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Enrolment deadline: 11 June 2017

Change management for public sector institutions

Change management for public sector institutions

The efforts required to implement change in public-sector institutions are often underestimated, which often leads to disappointing results. Read More

03 July 2017 - 07 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010392

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 July 2017

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Read More

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010476

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Enrolment deadline: 10 July 2017

Harnessing mining for sustainable development

Harnessing mining for sustainable development

In many developing economies, the mining sector plays an important role in terms of economic growth, infrastructure development, skills development and job creation. Read More

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010467

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Enrolment deadline: 10 July 2017

Gestão de programas e projetos: elaboração, monitorização e avaliação

Gestão de programas e projetos: elaboração, monitorização e avaliação

Os participantes aprendem os métodos e as técnicas mais modernas de gestão de programas e projetos públicos, numa perspetiva sistémica, que inclui os programas públicos de política orçamental (orçamento - programa) e os projetos de desenvolvimento de menor dimensão, a nível setorial, local ou geridos por ONG. Read More

10 July 2017 - 21 July 2017

Portuguese

Brazil

A9510393

Portuguese

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Enrolment deadline: 10 July 2017

Project management: Investment projects

Project management: Investment projects

The course aims to provide participants with a complete set of competencies, techniques, tools and good practices for managing all project life-cycle phases: project identification, preparation, implementation/monitoring and evaluation. Read More

28 August 2017 - 08 September 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010394

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 28 August 2017

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the framework of due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: Understanding workers' rights in the framework of due diligence

Companies are under increasing pressure, stemming from stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering, etc. Read More

11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010478

English

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Enrolment deadline: 11 September 2017

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

This course aims to impart the technical and managerial competencies needed for monitoring performance and for evaluating the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

18 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010395

English

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Enrolment deadline: 18 September 2017

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes

This course aims to impart the technical and managerial competencies needed for monitoring performance and for evaluating the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance and sustainability of development programmes and projects. Read More

09 October 2017 - 13 October 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010396

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 09 October 2017

Writing successful project proposals

Writing successful project proposals

On this course, participants explore the techniques and tricks used to identify opportunities for mobilizing a project's budgetary resources, and strengthen their skills in designing projects and writing successful project proposals. Read More

09 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

Blended

A9710397

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Enrolment deadline: 09 October 2017

Procurement management in the public sector

Procurement management in the public sector

This course explains the significance of public procurement for national development and good governance; participants may attend the entire course of three-weeks duration, or the two-weeks duration related to Modules 2nd and 3rd ; those participants willing to attend a single module of one-week duration (2nd or 3rd Module) may also request to do so. Read More

09 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010373

English

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Enrolment deadline: 17 September 2017

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

Procurement audit and systems for prevention and detection of fraud and corruption

This course contributes to improvement of the effectiveness of the procurement audit and supervision functions in national and IFI procurement operations. Read More

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010374

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 23 October 2017

Suivi et évaluation des programmes et projets

Suivi et évaluation des programmes et projets

Ce cours renforcera les compétences techniques et managériales requises pour assurer un suivi efficace des projets et programmes et pour gérer les différentes évaluations s'articulant autour du cycle. Read More

30 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

French

Turin Centre

A9010398

French

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Enrolment deadline: 30 October 2017

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

Impact evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects

The aim of impact evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of a project, programme or public policy in bringing about a desired change in the well-being of the target population, as well as to measure improvements in pre-defined indicators in the particular sector, where applicable, that can be attributed to the development intervention. Read More

06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010399

English

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Enrolment deadline: 27 October 2017

Advanced contract management

Advanced contract management

This workshop builds the capacity of procurement practitioners to assess contractual risks, develop plans to monitor the performance of suppliers, contractors and consultants, and take corrective action in accordance with the relevant contractual clauses and the overall provisions of the applicable contract law. Read More

06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010375

English

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Enrolment deadline: 06 November 2017

Master in Management of Development

Master in Management of Development

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06 November 2017 - 02 November 2018

English

Blended

A9710487

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Enrolment deadline: 17 September 2017

Introduction to international financial reporting standards

Introduction to international financial reporting standards

This course presents an overview of major International Accounting Board standards and explains how these standards fit together and how to resolve apparent conflicts. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010491

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 13 November 2017

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to upgrade the ability of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel to apply World Bank Policy and Procurement Regulations and related requests for proposals (RFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010376

English

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Enrolment deadline: 22 October 2017

Global Symposium for Development Cooperation Practitioners in the World of Work: Revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development

Global Symposium for Development Cooperation Practitioners in the World of Work: Revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development

The central aim of the Global Symposium on Development Cooperation is to provide participants with an international forum where they can present and discuss their work. Read More

13 November 2017 - 02 December 2017

English - French - Spanish

Blended

A9710492

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Enrolment deadline: 13 November 2017

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010490

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Enrolment deadline: 16 October 2017

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

National development projects typically include substantial investments for the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010377

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 20 November 2017

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

Selection and recruitment of consultants in World Bank-funded projects

This course is designed to upgrade the ability of borrowers' staff and public procurement personnel to apply World Bank Procurement Regulations and related requests for proposals (RFP) in the areas of consultancy assignment selection, recruitment, and supervision. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

Russian

Turin Centre

A4010379

Russian

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Enrolment deadline: 04 December 2017

Works procurement management

Works procurement management

National development projects typically include substantial investments for the construction, renovation and maintenance of public infrastructure and buildings. Read More

04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010378

English

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Enrolment deadline: 12 November 2017

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

Leadership and motivation skills: Making teams effective

The course aims to upgrade the competencies of participants in mobilising and managing effective teams through developing their leadership and motivation styles and through adapting these to the evolving contexts. Read More

11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010404

English

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Enrolment deadline: 01 December 2017

News

Growth-employment-poverty relation discussed at joint ILO-ESCWA expert group meeting and training

Growth-employment-poverty relation discussed at joint ILO-ESCWA expert group meeting and training

The International Labour Organization’s Regional Office for Arab States (ILO- ROAS) and its International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), organized an interagency expert meeting and training on campus, from 6 to 8 December 2016. Read More

Course on “CSR and International Labour Standards” proved to be a great learning experience

Course on “CSR and International Labour Standards” proved to be a great learning experience

Over 30 participants from the private sector, employers’ organizations, civil society and workers’ organizations gathered at the Centre from 21 to 25 November 2016 to discuss corporate social responsibility and workers’ rights. Read More

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and transitioning Public Employment Programmes to a Greener Economy

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and transitioning Public Employment Programmes to a Greener Economy

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Academy on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the ILO’s just transition guidelines, jointly implemented by the EPWP and the Centre, took place in Pretoria from 31 October to 4 November, 2016 counting over 50 participants. Read More

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