International labour standards training
International labour standards have developed into a comprehensive system of instruments on the world of work agreed upon by governments, employers and workers, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all kind of problems in their application at national level.
In this context, the Centre is organizing and carrying out, in collaboration with the ILO HQ International Labour Standards Department and field offices, an “International Labour Standards” training activity. The programme is bringing together 40 participants, including government officials, employers’ and workers’ representatives from around the world, and is being held in Turin and Geneva from 19 to 27 May 2014. Resource persons include around 15 experts on international labour standards.
The programme offers a unique opportunity to train constituents on the subject, to strengthen their capacity to follow international labour standards procedures, including the performance of the obligations Member States have under the ILO Constitution, an important component of the technical assistance provided in this area.
The 20th edition of the training programme is marked by the use of tablets to deliver numerous technical materials to participants in different working languages. They include, by way of example, key ILO documents, presentations specifically prepared by experts and a wide range of resources on procedural and substantive aspects of the international labour standards system.
Among the subjects dealt with during the training activity, there are two items that will be discussed at the upcoming International Labour Conference with a view to adopting new instruments on strengthening action to end forced labour and transitioning from the informal to the formal economy.