Understanding the elimination of forced labour and ILO core conventions for effective human rights due diligence
The eradication of forced labour is a fundamental human right, recognized by the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Human Rights Declaration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While progress has been made worldwide, still over 28 million workers are in a situation of forced labour, of which 86% occurs in the private sector. This course looks into how companies, development finance institutions, state-owned enterprises and procurement agencies, can contribute to the eradication of forced labour in their own operations and business transactions through responsible business conduct and effective human rights due diligence (HRDD).
- Enterprises (privately owned or state-owned); - Individuals in management positions, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible business conduct (RBC) teams, human resources, supply chain and procurement management, institutional and community relations, and sustainability departments. - Executives, decision-makers, and employees from multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as representatives from business associations and industry groups, are encouraged to attend. - Public Procurement agencies, line ministries with a specific mandate and interest in business and human rights (trade and commerce, procurement, justice and human rights); National human rights institutions; Tripartite appointed national focal points for the promotion of the MNE Declaration and National Contact Points for RBC; - Development finance institutions; Academia and UN agencies; - Employers' and workers' organizations.
This course provides participants with the essential building blocks related to forced labour and responsible business conduct, structured in five modules:
The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) is part of the UN system and is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. The ITCILO is known for innovative learning methods and for being a marketplace for new ideas and innovations in the world of work.
The course will be offered through the eCampus – the ITCILO learning platform – over a period of 3 weeks from 18 September to 6 October 2023, for an estimated total of 32 learning hours.
As part of your participation, you will develop a specific HRDD component related to forced labour (risk assessment, capacity building plan, intervention and remedial mechanisms, etc.) relevant to the product/service, sector and/or location of your choice.
At the end of the learning journey, participants receive a Certificate of Participation.
Please apply by 8 September 2023 via the following link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/ A9716383/en
Partial scholarships are available for qualifying candidates and will be allocated on a rolling basis. Therefore, we encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.