Future Leaders in the World of Work

Future Leaders in the World of Work
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Future Leaders in the World of Work

South-South University

29 Julio–9 Agosto 2024
El curso está disponible en English

The Future Leaders in the World of Work South-South University fosters the ambitions of mission-driven university students and young professionals to work in support of Global South, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives for human-centred development.

The South-South University is implemented in cooperation with ITCILO knowledge partners and in the framework of the Turin School of Development.

Key features
Blended Learning Experience

Combining a face-to-face and an online learning component. Live the ITCILO on-Campus experience in Turin, Italy, and connect online for international career coaching sessions.

Social Sustainability Focus

South-South University participants share an academic, research, or professional interest in issues lying at the heart of the social dimension of sustainable development.

Networking and Knowledge Exchange

Meet the next generation of leaders for human-centred development; join ILO officials, social entrepreneurs and international practitioners shaping the world of work.

Presentación del curso

The Future Leaders in the World of Work South-South University supports the next generation of leaders supporting South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiatives. It equips them with the theoretical and practical skills needed to devise systemic and integrated approaches to sustainable development that promote social justice and enhance sustainable development dividends for all. The South-South University is a training ground for future leaders in the world of work to acquire and hone core competencies for lasting, sustainable impact. It welcomes young leaders seeking to join global governance structures, national, international and non-governmental organizations, the social and solidarity economy, and social enterprises to champion socially sustainable development on a global scale. This training activity is part of the INTEGRO curriculum.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

The South-South University welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals (within 5 years of their graduation at the time of application) interested in exploring themes lying at the intersection of SSTC, sustainable development and the world of work.

Future Leaders
What will I learn?

The South-South University features plenary sessions, elective course tracks and envisioning sessions structured around topics including:

  • Leveraging SSTC Initiatives for Human-Centred Development
  • Emerging Technologies and New Forms of Work in the Global South
  • The World of Work in a Changing Climate and South-South Cooperation
  • Harnessing Data for Development in the Global South
  • Decent Work and Population Trends in BRICS+ Countries
  • Equal Access to Decent Work Opportunities and South-South Cooperation
  • Trade and Investment for More and Better Jobs in Global Supply Chains

The South-South University features a face-to-face and an online component.

The ITCILO Campus in Turin, Italy, initially welcomes a global cohort of participants for two weeks (29 July – 9 August) of live plenary, elective, and envisioning sessions on topics at the heart of the work of the ILO.

Participants also have the option to attend a mini-series of online, career-coaching webinars for global professionals following up from the face-to-face component of the course.

  • Plenary sessions run each morning, Monday to Friday, 9:00-10:30.
  • Elective course tracks take place between 11:00-12:30 (Morning Sessions) and 14:00-17:00 (Afternoon Sessions), Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 1 (30-31 July). Participants have the possibility of choosing one elective Morning Session and one Afternoon Session.
  • Study visit to Geneva at the ILO Headquarters at the end of Week 1 (1-2 August 2024).
  • Envisioning sessions are scheduled for the beginning of Week 2 (6-7 August). Participants attend the envisioning sessions dedicated to the topics explored during the Week 1 elective course tracks, for a total of two envisioning tracks attended per participant.

In conclusion of the envisioning sessions, participants create consensus around the drafts of policy-oriented “Fundamental Considerations” documents (one per elective course track explored) which will be brought to the attention of key ILO stakeholders in preparation for the Summit of the Future 2024.

Insights Series (16 May - 11 June 2024)

South-South and Triangular Cooperation Initiatives: Contributions to Social Justice

Guiding questions:

  • What is the role the ILO plays in promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) and advancing its initiatives?
  • What is the ILO Global Coalition for Social Justice, and how does it support SSTC initiatives?
  • What are the current platforms through which the Global South coordinates decision-making, pronounces and develops group positions?

Christophe PERRIN, Director, ITCILO

Anita AMORIM, Head, Emerging and Special Partnerships Unit, ILO

Ambassador Amr ALJOWAILY, International  civil servant, diplomat, academic and writer

Professor ZHA Daojiong, Director, Research Office, Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University

Stefano MERANTE, Manager, CATALYST Initiative

Emerging Technologies and New Forms of Work

Guiding questions:

  • What are the coming "waves" of emerging technologies and how may they affect the social dimension of sustainable development?
  • What are some productivity and innovation trends characterizing the development of AI?
  • Social protection in the age of digitalization: what roles for the ILO, ILO constituents and youth?

Andreas KLEMMER, Director of Training, ITCILO

Dr. Meicen SUN, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Affiliated Faculty, MITFutureTech

Professor CHEN Yifeng, Associate Professor, Peking University Law School; Executive Director, Peking University Institute of International Law

Carlotta CLIVIO, Coordinator, INTEGRŌ, Development and Investment Programme, ITCILO

Global Supply Chains, Trade and Investment

Guiding questions:

  • What are the opportunities global supply chains can create for generating more and better jobs?
  • What are the roles that young people can play How youth can play key roles in global supply chains now and in the future
  • How do SSTC initiatives strengthen the sustainability and longevity of global supply chains that support decent job creation?

Dan REES, Director, Priority Action Programme on Supply Chains, ILO

Feixia LI, Senior Emerging Partners’ Relations Officer, ILO

Golden MAHOVE, CEO, Ndarama Works

Mauricio LÓPEZ OROZCO, Manager, Human Resources, Colombina

Joel ALCOCER, Programme Manager, Development and Investment Programme (DEVINVEST), ITCILO

The World of Work in a Changing Climate

Guiding questions:

  • How is climate change affecting the world of work and its future(s)?
  • How can ILO constituents work toward supporting a just transition into productive employment?
  • What are some of the lessons learned from SSTC mechanisms which can support greener economies?

Marek HARSDORFF, Economist, Priority Action Programme on Just Transition, ILO

Anita AMORIM, Head, Emerging and Special Partnerships Unit

Kirsten WIEBE, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Norway

Agustín MATTERI, Partner, NbS Hub – Nature based Solutions

Anastasiia PAVLOVA, Development Cooperation Officer, ILO

Juliana MAZIERO CASTRO, Associate Programme Officer, CATALYST Initiative, ITCILO

ITCILO Campus life

Located along the banks of the Po River, the ITCILO Turin Campus allows participants to live and study immersed in nature, in a safe and secure environment conducive to learning, exploring, and discovering what the city of Turin has to offer.

Venice, Geneva and Turin
Explore Europe
  • Turin
    Capital of the Italian region of Piedmont just a few kilometers away from France, Switzerland and Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast, Turin stuns global visitors with its unique charm. While featuring a rich history, charming art galleries and a world-renowned enogastronomic tradition, Turin maintains a firm global outlook through its active participation in strategic networks of global sister and friend cities. As testament to its international ties, Turin has been home of the United Nations Campus since 1964, where the ITCILO is located together with the United Nations System Staff College and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
  • Geneva
    Week 1 of the South-South University includes a 2-day study visit to Geneva, Switzerland, for participants to explore the headquarters of selected Geneva-based UN agencies including the ILO, international and non-governmental organizations. During the study visit, participants will have the opportunity to not only take a deep-dive in the work of these entities, but also to meet representatives from their HR departments to explore how to best prepare for future employment opportunities in the broader space of multilateralism.
  • Nice, Monaco and Venice
    The ITCILO offers South-South University participants the opportunity to sign up for a daytrip to Monte Carlo (Monaco) and Nice (France), or Venice (Italy) for Saturday 3 August 2024. Whether in search of the atmospheres celebrated during the Belle Époque or eager to witness the splendor of the Most Serene Republic (“La Serenissima”), the South-South University features moments of leisure and relax for its participants to enjoy while away from home.
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Participants completing all required activities unlock an official ITCILO Certificate of Achievement in Digital Credentials Format, which allows for easy sharing (on CVs and digital platforms, e.g., LinkedIn) of their ongoing professional growth and development as Future Leaders in the World of Work.


INTEGRŌ is the global competence development facility for future leaders in the world of work of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO). Highlighting the ILO’s contributions in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, INTEGRŌ motivates future leaders to leverage synergies that connect Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) to all of the other Goals for the benefit of their communities of reference. INTEGRŌ offers a wide range of global competence training opportunities which, while being stand-alone, work in synergy with one another for the formulation of a dynamic, integrated curriculum.

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