Different languages but one objective for “Anyland”

18th Session of the Training Programme on International Labour Standards (ILS)

Spreading knowledge of ILS procedures and content is essential to guarantee the effectiveness of the standards system and to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity.

Since 1994, the Turin Centre has been carrying out the annual training programme on “International Labour Standards”, for the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department. The training is conducted in different languages, with simultaneous interpretation, and held immediately prior to the opening of the annual session of the International Labour Conference.

The programme will take place on 21 to 29 May 2012 for 35 representatives of governments and social partners from all over the world.  Participants will learn the procedural aspects of the ILS system through a methodology developed for training based on role play in the imaginary country of “Anyland”. They will be exposed to different standards, ranging from freedom of association and collective bargaining to occupational health and safety. The items on the agenda of the 101st Session of the International Labour Conference relating to the adoption and application of ILS will also be addressed during the training.

The first six days of the training will be held in Turin, with the last two days held at the ILO in Geneva. This arrangement will allow participants to benefit from the training capacities of the Centre and witness the institutional mechanisms in Geneva.

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

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