The Academy is a regional event offering a choice of two highly specialized tracks on international labour standards (ILS) addressed to different target groups. It provides in-depth understanding of the comprehensive system of ILS and its application at national level to professionals active in promoting social justice and sustainable development. During its plenary Master Classes, participants with various professional backgrounds explore standards-related themes presented in the context of building back better from COVID-19 and, more broadly, the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The regional focus helps to generate focused discussions, to exchange on common challenges and good practices, and to network with professionals from neighbouring countries interested in and working on standards-related matters.
ILS provide a tried and trusted normative foundation to guide Member States for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient. ILS support policy coherence, provide a level playing field within and across countries to push back at the inequalities exposed by the pandemic, drive productivity gains needed to sustain decent standards of living, and regenerate trust in an open global economy that leaves no one behind.