International Labour Standards Academy

The Purpose

The ILS Academy offers knowledge and tools on international labour standards (ILS) that are adopted and supervised by the ILO to a broad range of professionals active in promoting rights at work. The programme is designed to meet the needs of a varied audience, while building bridges and understanding between participants from various professional backgrounds and regions.

The Participants

Everyone who has a professional interest in rights at work, equality, social justice and decent work can greatly benefit from an in-depth understanding of the comprehensive system of ILS and its application at national level.

More specifically, all tripartite constituents (including labour inspectors, law and policy officials from Ministries of labour and employment, equality, migration and gender equality experts, Attorney-General’s Departments), judges, law professors and lawyers, Parliamentarians, members of national human rights commissions, representatives of NGOs concerned with labour rights, representatives of the private sector and multinationals, representatives of public employment services, researchers, ILO and UN officials, etc. are encouraged to apply.

The Strategy

Each specialized course is designed for a specific audience and their professional needs. They will take full advantage of participants’ and experts’ high-level of competencies and experience, therefore devoting considerable time to case studies, role-plays and group discussions.

In addition, participants from the different training courses will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences when joining the ILS Academy plenary lectures, with interpretation in different languages, featuring internationally renowned and inspiring thinkers. These short and powerful talks deal with the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work of today as well as in the future, and explore how they all connect and relate to ILS.