International labour standards

International labour standards

International labour standards

11–22 May 2020
The course is available in English, Français, Español, Português

The course is part of the International Labour Standards Academy, an event which brings together highly-specialized courses on ILS and gathers participants from various professional backgrounds and regions during the master classes in plenary, in order to explore how the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work connect and relate to ILS.

Key features

Learn with presentations, videos, demos and key publications and reports


Exchange with ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers and external lectures


Share your country’s experience in your preliminary report


All training materials and resources are available on the eCampus and can be downloaded

Introduction to the course

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

Who attends this course?
  • Government officials
  • Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations responsible for issues relating to international labour standards.
What topics does this course cover?
  • ILO’s mandate and structure.
  • ILS procedures, from elaboration and adoption to supervision on application.
  • Substance of a selection of ILS.
  • NORMLEX database, Managing ILS Reporting Website and other ILS resources on the Net.
  • International Labour Conference agenda item IV (standard-setting, first discussion), 2021: A framework for quality apprenticeships.
What will I get from the course?
  • Capacity to participate actively in the procedures of standard setting, submission, ratification, regular and special supervision in the fields covered by the ILO’s mandate.
  • Capacity to follow actively the discussion at the International Labour Conference on the adoption and application of ILS.
How is the course organized?
  • Eight working days in Turin and two in Geneva, at the International Labour Office.
  • Four working languages, with simultaneous interpretation.
  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of the training. 
  • Two members of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, one of the main ILO bodies supervising the application of ILS by member States, among the resource persons.
  • Practical and tripartite approach with Internet demonstrations, role-plays, terminology and experience-sharing exercises followed by discussions in plenary.
  • A unique exercise to improve the quality of a report on the application of a ratified ILO Convention.
  • Meetings with ILO and ITCILO experts on demand.

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