Labour Standards


Labour Standards

A legal framework backed by governments, employers, and workers around the world

The Turin Centre delivers skills and capacity development activities to promote the ratification and application of the ILO’s system of international labour standards, as well as fundamental principles and rights at work.

International labour standards are legal instruments that establish basic, minimum social norms. They aim to ensure that the growth of the global economy benefits all workers equally, in conditions of freedom, security, and dignity.

Subjects covered by international labour standards range from collective bargaining to vocational training. They often have economic and social impacts.

International labour standards are upheld through a supervisory system, which ensures that countries implement the conventions they ratify. The ILO regularly examines the application of standards in member states.