Introduction to International Labour Standards

Introduction to International Labour Standards

Introduction to International Labour Standards

The course is available in English, Français, Español

This online course aims to provide a non-specialist audience with a basic understanding of international labour standards (ILS) as important instruments that respond to the changing patterns of the world of work, for the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises. 

Key features

Set aside around one hour to complete the course


Learn with examples, case studies, videos, quizzes and points of interest


Access the list of resources at the end to know more about ILS


Create and download your participation certificate upon completion 

Who attends this course?
  • ILO’s tripartite constituents.
  • The United Nations system.
  • Non-specialists.
  • The broader public.
What will I learn?
  • Understanding of what ILS are, the reasons for their development, their relevance and how they are used today.
  • Understanding of how ILS are adopted and promoted, and how their application is supervised.
  • Knowledge of the subjects covered by ILS, and their content.
How is the course organized?
  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of the course. 
  • Three substantive sections, with the last one which is optional.
  • Interactive and engaging approach.
Want to join?

This free course is available on eCampus, the ITCILO's online learning platform.

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