International labour standards are legal instruments that establish basic minimum social standards agreed upon by governments, employers and workers.
Our mission is to support the development of knowledge and skills to promote international labour standards (ILS) and rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of decent work for all women and men.
We do this by designing and implementing training and capacity development activities for constituents, ILO staff, partners and other national and international actors.
In 2014, the ILO launched the "Fair Recruitment Initiative" to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of workers (including migrant workers) from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process, reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains. Read More
Violence and harassment at work are a matter of serious concern for the ILO. Read More
Child labour as a barrier to the achievement of an inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Read More
Workshop on “International labour standards and reporting” in the Pacific Islands
Under the ILO Constitution, the adoption of international labour standards (ILS) gives rise to a number of obligations to member States, including the obligation to report on measures taken to give effect to ratified Conventions and on legislation and practice concerning unratified Conventions and Recommendations. In addition, these reports must be communicated to the representative employers’ and workers’ organizations, which may comment on the application of ILS. Read More
At the Centre, challenges and prospects on non-standard forms of employment are analyzed during the ILS Academy
Over the past few decades, in both industrialized and developing countries, there has been a marked shift away from “standard” (i.e. full-time, open-ended, direct) employment to non-standard forms of employment. In developing countries, non-standard workers have always constituted a substantial proportion of the labour force, but non-standard employment has also grown in segments of the labour market previously associated with standard jobs. Read More
Different themes at the ITCILO ILS Academy
The 2018 International Labour Standards Academy is taking place on campus from 14 to 18 May 2018 Read More