Labour standards and rights at work for the ILO and tripartite partners
This programme provides training to promote international labour standards, including rights at work, to strengthen their application and to advance the achievement of decent work for all women and men.
The programme offers learning and capacity development opportunities to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international and national actors, companies and non-governmental organizations.
All the regular curricula can be tailor-made and run in country upon request. In addition, the programme designs learning and advisory services tailoring the needs of institutions or specific target groups.
Since 1919, the International Labour Organization has established and maintained a system of international labour standards (ILS) that cover a wide range of subjects in the world of work. ILS, agreed upon by governments, employers, and workers, are a key legal component in the international framework for governing globalization, promoting sustainable development, eradicating poverty and ensuring that everyone can work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity.
ILS for constituents
ILO constituents are key actors in the procedures of standard setting, submission, ratification and supervision in the fields covered by the ILO’s mandate, as well as in the promotion and the application of ILS at the national level.
ILS for judges, lawyers, and legal educators
International labour standards are not only important tools for the development of national legislation. Together with the work of the ILO’s supervisory bodies, they can also contribute to strengthening domestic case law on labour matters. Read more
ILS for media
International labour standards and the work of the ILO’s supervisory bodies are important resources for accurate and responsible media reporting on social and development issues.
The Maritime Labour Convention includes compliance and enforcement components that protect seafarers’ rights to decent work. It sets minimum requirements for working and living conditions, including recruitment practices, employment conditions, and occupational safety and health.
ILS and non-standard forms of employment
Temporary employment, part-time work and on-call work, agency work and multi-party employment, as well as disguised employment and dependent self-employment are non-standard forms of employment arrangements in today’s world of work. International labour standards help regulate and govern these evolving forms of employment relationships.
ILS implementation and reporting
Member States capacity to address international labour standards application gaps identified by the ILO’s supervisory bodies and to comply with standards-related reporting obligations under the ILO Constitution is strengthened using an integrated approach at national level that targets a range of actors. They include: officials of governmental institutions (Ministries of Labour and other Ministries providing inputs for the reports on international labour standards), representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations, parliamentarians, judges, lawyers, university law professors, journalists and media professionals.
ILS, social responsibility, and sustainable development
Development agencies and companies must comply with international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work. Practical tools, such as face-to-face training courses, online courses, and country profiles, improve knowledge and understanding around international labour standards and development issues.
Fundamental principles and rights at work promote equality, dignity, and security. ILO stakeholders uphold protections for all workers, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, including migrant workers, agricultural workers, and domestic workers.
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
Freedom of association allows non-state actors to participate in economic and social policy, while collective bargaining provides allows employers and trade union members to establish fair wages and working conditions. These fundamental rights provide the foundation for sound labour relations.
Child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking
Forced labour is work performed involuntarily, under the threat of penalty. It may be imposed upon adults and children by governments, private enterprises, or individuals, and is observed in all types of economic activity and in every country.
Gender equality promotes equality in the world of work, aims to foster gender-responsible programmes and institutions, and creates the conditions for more inclusive workplaces. Equality-related international labour standards also target specific categories, such as women, indigenous peoples, and workers with disabilities.
Indigenous and tribal peoples
Indigenous and tribal peoples have the right to participate in development processes. This segment of society disproportionately experiences poverty, gender-based discrimination, and human rights abuses, and must be a part of inclusive projects and programmes that support their communities.
Disability in the workplace
People with disabilities face attitudinal, physical, and informational barriers to equal opportunity in the world of work. Disability inclusion involves disability-specific programmes and inclusive measures in mainstream services and activities.
HIV/AIDS in the world of work
Discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS persists. Rights-based policies, prevention models, and social protection approaches can reduce stigma in the world of work.
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