Journeys of a thousand miles begin with a single step (MLC, 2006)
The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is expected to come into force soon, with the required level of ratifications being reached by late 2010 or early 2011.
To help countries develop necessary national capacity, the ILO has been carrying out a five-year Action Plan to achieve rapid and widespread ratification and effective implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
An important component of the Action Plan is a two-week residential training programme for trainers of maritime inspectors regarding compliance with the MLC, 2006.
This blended programme covers both the content of the MLC, 2006 and learning methodology. It takes an active learning approach, in which participants learn by teaching each other.
The fourth such course is currently under way (21 June to 2 July 2010) for 26 expert maritime labour inspectors from national maritime authorities, recognized organizations, leading academic institutions and seafarers’ organizations, drawn from all the regions of the world.
For forthcoming courses on the ILO MLC, 2006, please check the dedicated website: http://mlc-training.itcilo.org/