International labour standards and reporting obligations

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International labour standards and reporting obligations

A tripartite training for the Arab States

The course is available in English, العربية

Since its foundation in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted International Labour Standards (ILS) – which take the form of Conventions, Recommendations and Protocols and cover a wide range of subjects in the world of work – and has developed unique mechanisms for monitoring the application of ILS in law and practice. The regular system for supervising the application of ILS is based primarily on information provided by governments in their reports on the application of ratified Conventions due in accordance with article 22 of the ILO Constitution and on observations in this regard made by employers’ and workers’ organizations. The ILO’s supervisory bodies have recalled on numerous occasions that failure to fulfill reporting obligations hinders the functioning and impact of the supervisory system as a whole.

This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Key features

Learn with presentations, videos and demos

Good practices

Share your experience on ILS reporting and learn from peers


All training materials are available on the eCampus and downloadable

Who attends this course?
  • Government officials responsible for matters relating to ILS and involved in the discharge of reporting obligations laid down by the ILO Constitution.
  • Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations responsible for monitoring ILS reporting activities.
What topics does this course cover?
  • Overview on the ILO and its ILS system, from elaboration and adoption to national application.
  • Article 22 reporting and other standards-related reporting obligations.
  • NORMLEX database and other ILS reporting resources and tools.
  • A selection of ILS relevant to the regional context.
  • National practices and challenges on ILS reporting.
What will I get from the course?
  • Background knowledge of the ILO and its ILS system.
  • Detailed knowledge of the role and operation of reporting in the ILS system.
  • Capacity to use the database, resources and tools relevant to ILS reporting.
  • Capacity to prepare/contribute to the preparation of standards-related reports.
Why should I join?

To contribute to strengthening national capacity to discharge the ILS reporting obligations under the ILO Constitution, by using a management system approach with a view to providing reports on time and with informative and responsive content.

Who are the lecturers?
  • A member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.
  • Specialists from the International Labour Office and the ITCILO.

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