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International labour standards

International labour standards

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The Academy offers a choice of highly-specialized courses on international labour standards (ILS), and provides knowledge and tools on them to a broad range of professionals active in promoting rights at work. During its plenary lectures, participants from various professional backgrounds and regions will gather to deal with the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work and explore how they all connect and relate to ILS.

Open courses offered

The deadline for submitting applications is 19 April 2019.


Everyone who has a professional interest in rights at work, equality, social justice and decent work can greatly benefit from an in-depth understanding of the comprehensive system of ILS and its application at national level.

More specifically, ILO's tripartite constituents (including labour inspectors, law and policy officials from Ministries of labour and employment), judges, law professors and lawyers, parliamentarians, media professionals, members of national human rights commissions and regional human rights bodies, representatives of NGOs concerned with labour rights, representatives of multinationals, representatives of public employment services and of private employment agencies, researchers, UN officials, staff from multilateral development banks and other development institutions, are encouraged to apply.


Each specialized course is designed for a specific audience and their professional needs. They will take full advantage of participants’ and experts’ high-level of competencies and experience, therefore devoting considerable time to case studies, role-plays and group discussions.

In addition, participants from the different training courses will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences when joining the ILS Academy plenary lectures, with interpretation in different languages, featuring internationally renowned and inspiring thinkers. These short and powerful talks deal with the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work of today as well as in the future, and explore how they all connect and relate to ILS.

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