Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

2–27 October 2023
The course is available in English, Français, Español

In addition to the tragic loss of life and damage to human health and communities, the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on the world of work.  It has led to increased unemployment, underemployment and inactivity; losses in labour and business income, especially in the most impacted sectors; enterprise closures and bankruptcies, particularly for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; supply chain disruptions; informality and insecurity of work and income; new challenges to health, safety and rights at work; and exacerbated poverty and economic and social inequality. In addition to the fundamentals, this second edition of the Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Academy will focus on good practices as we aim for a human-centred recovery to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Key features

Engage with your peers and rights at work experts virtually through your computer, tablet or smart phone, wherever you are.


Share your stories and together with your peers contribute to collective knowledge creation.


Tap into global experiences on COVID impacted workplaces and work arrangements through networking and sharing of practices 

Introduction to the course

This course is intended to support constituents in meeting their obligations to respect, promote and realize fundamental principles and rights at work. It will offer constituents and other actors the opportunity to address gaps in ratification and implementation in respect of fundamental principles and rights at work at the national level.

Who attends this course?

All persons working on or interested in stopping/reducing violations of fundamental principles and rights at work. These include but are not limited to officials, policymakers and practitioners from ministries of labour and related ministries, including labour inspectors; representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and companies; ILO staff and staff of NGOs and international organizations.

What topics does this academy cover?

This academy will shed light on conventional as well as newly emerging practices which support the realization of fundamental principles and rights at work at a time of profound political, economic and social transformation.

  • The Future of Work : COVID19 impacted workplaces and work arrangements
  • Sustainable enterprises and workplaces: best practices, strategies and tools 
  • From data to policy from a pre COVID19 world to the new post-COVID19 “normal”
  • From innovation to action: advocacy, partnerships and technology-driven solutions
  • Building back better: a human centred and sustainable response to COVID19
What will I learn?

Participants attend plenary sessions and elective workshops to discuss and learn alongside their peers.

  • Rights at work: strategies to address COVID19 impacted workplaces and work arrangements
  • Solutions and innovations  with a focus on learnings from the field
  • Emerging trends regarding  the effects of COVID19 drawing from the knowledge base on fundamental rights at work 
  • Leveraging advocacy, partnerships and technology to go farther, faster
What will I be able to do?
  • Reinvigorate efforts to address the increasing fundamental rights violations resulting from the pandemic, with special emphasis on the elimination of child and forced labour;
  • Promote a transformative agenda for equality, diversity and inclusion aimed at eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work and discrimination on all grounds;
  • Promote compliance, labour protection and inclusiveness in COVID impacted workplaces and work arrangements; 
  • Advocate for an enabling environment for innovation, productivity growth and sustainable enterprises, including micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; 
  • Utilize social dialogue to design and implement recovery strategies, and strengthening the capacity of employers’ and workers’ organizations to support their members in the recovery;
  • Draw from data to define policies and actions in the new post-COVID19 “normal”;
  • Engage in partnership frameworks to develop strategies that are inclusive, sustainable and resilient; 
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and highly effective learning methodologies.

  • Subject matter specialists from around the world share insight on rights at work issues.
  • Simultaneous interpretation in up to five (5) languages (Arabic,  English, French, Russian and Spanish) is available for plenary sessions on a rotating basis and according to demand.
  • A selection of workshops is available; participants can choose to attend as per their individual preference (language, timing, topics).

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