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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 12 April 2019.


Everyone who has a professional interest in rights at work, 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, the following professionals are encouraged to apply: ILO's tripartite constituents (including labour inspectors, law and policy officials from Ministries of labour and employment); judges, lawyers and law professors; representatives of public employment services and of private employment agencies; researchers; members of national human rights commissions and regional human rights bodies; representatives of NGOs concerned with labour rights; representatives of multinationals; ILO and UN officials; staff from multilateral development banks and other development institutions.


Each specialized course is designed for a specific audience and their professional needs. The courses 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 four Academy plenary lectures, with interpretation in different languages. These short and powerful talks will 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.

The Master Classes

The Master Classes will cover the following:

  • Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development (MC1)
  • Work for a brighter future (MC2)
  • Ending violence and harassment in the world of work (MC3)
  • Analyzing wage trends and measuring the gender pay gap (MC4)

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