International Labour Standards Academy

International Labour Standards Academy

International Labour Standards Academy

13–31 May 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

International labour standards (ILS) adopted and supervised by the International Labour Organization provide a tried and trusted normative foundation to guide Member States for a human-centred approach to a world of work in need of resolute action to promote social justice and to fully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ILS support policy coherence, provide a level playing field within and across countries to push back at inequalities, drive productivity gains needed to sustain decent standards of living, and regenerate trust in an open global economy that leaves no one behind. The Academy is a global event offering a choice of highly-specialized tracks on ILS specifically designed to meet the needs of different target groups. It provides in-depth understanding of the comprehensive system of ILS and its application at national level. During its plenary Master Classes, participants with various professional backgrounds explore the ILO's normative arsenal presented in the context of the current state of polycrisis, characterized by a convergence of economic, environmental, geopolitical and security risks of unprecedented magnitude. The Master Classes help to generate focussed discussions, to exchange on common challenges and good practices, and to network with professionals interested in and working on standards-related matters.

Who attends this course?

- Government officials responsible for matters relating to national and international labour standards, including the fulfilment of the obligations laid down by the ILO Constitution. - Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations responsible for ILO matters. - Judges from courts and tribunals that deal with labour litigation, labour lawyers, legal experts who represent the interests of employers' or workers' organizations, and University law teachers.

What?

The Academy is a global event offering a choice of highly-specialized tracks on ILS specifically designed to meet the needs of different target groups. It provides in-depth understanding of the comprehensive system of ILS and its application at national level. During its plenary Master Classes, participants with various professional backgrounds explore the ILO’s normative arsenal presented in the context of the current state of polycrisis, characterized by a convergence of economic, environmental, geopolitical and security risks of unprecedented magnitude. The Master Classes help to generate focussed discussions, to exchange on common challenges and good practices, and to network with professionals interested in and working on standards-related matters.

How?
  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of each track.
  • Interactive self-guided modules with readings, videos and quizzes in the online phase.
  • Presentations followed by plenary discussions and practical activities to be carried out in groups in the residential phase
  • Five plenary Master Classes in the residential phase in order to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences.
  • Forum discussions.

 

Which tracks?

  • Track 1: ILS for constituents.
  • Track 2: ILS for legal practitioners.

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