The Academy is a regional event offering a choice of 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 their application at national level to a broad range of 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 the COVID-19 recovery in Asia and the Pacific.
As countries strive to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic ILS provide a tried and trusted normative foundation to guide ILO Member States in building back better and rendering economies and societies more resilient, fair and inclusive. 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.