30 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

30 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Academy on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Enrolment deadline: 23 August 2019
English - French - Spanish
Turin Centre
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Course Information

30 September 2019 - 04 October 2019

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

Code: A9012044


Enrolment deadline: 23 August 2019

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This course is intended to support constituents in meeting their obligations to respect, promote and realize fundamental principles and rights at work. It will offer constituents and other actors the opportunity to address ratification and implementation gaps in respect of fundamental principles and rights at work at the national level.

Target audience

Target audience

All persons working on or interested in stopping/reducing violations of fundamental principles and rights at work. These include but are not limited to officials, policy-makers and practitioners from ministries of labour and related ministries, including labour inspectors; representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and companies; ILO staff and staff of NGOs and international organizations.



What topics does this academy cover?

This five-day training course will cover:

  • International Labour Standards, focusing on human rights at work
  • Rights and Development
  • Decent work and Social Inclusion

What will I learn?

The Academy will offer master classes and thematic sessions devoted to:

  • Tools to identify and tackle forced labour and trafficking in persons
  • Measures to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • The key principles which underpin sound labour and industrial relations
  • Private compliance initiatives to tackle child labour

What will I be able to do?

Participants will learn how to:

  • Draft national policies and regulations
  • Mitigate risks and promote fundamental principles and rights at work in supply chains
  • Enhance enforcement and compliance initiatives



Tackling child labour: key challenges and emerging solutions

Everyone –whether from governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, business, civil society or communities-- has a role to play and can make a unique contribution to the eradication of child labour. But time is short: although there has been a sharp decline in child labour since 2000, at the current pace, the global goal of eliminating child labour by 2025, set by the SDGs, will not be reached. Join this track if you want to acquire an in-depth understanding of child labour and the most effective ways of tackling it.

Stopping forced labour: global perspectives, identification and action

Forced Labour, Trafficking in Persons, Slave Labour, Modern Slavery, Bonded Labour… common words for complex realities affecting every country under one form or another. Though most countries have now adopted stronger penal and labour legislation, the number of prosecutions and convictions remain low. Difficulties in identifying victims, challenges in securing evidence, the lack of cooperation between the different actors involved, be they the police, labour inspection, or NGOs, are some of the main obstacles to be overcome. 

Non-discrimination in employment and occupation

If you believe that as a job-seeker or worker you may have been treated unfairly at work or in the recruitment process - overlooked for a promotion perhaps - simply because of who you are or because of who others may think you are, or if you believe that as an employer you might be perpetuating such behaviour then this track is for you.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

In a world marked by shrinking civic space, where inequality is on the rise and democracy is under threat, freedom of association and collective bargaining represent fundamental building blocks for inclusive workplaces and societies.  

Sign-up for this track in order to understand how these enabling rights remain at the centre of promoting safe and healthy workplace and ensure that terms and conditions of work balance the needs and interests of workers and employers.

Find out more about what can be done to ensure that supply chain actors are operating in full respect of fundamental labour and human rights.



Why should I join?

The Academy offers a variety of learning settings:

  • Choose to follow one or several of the tracks offered on child labour, forced labour, equality and non-discrimination and freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • Benefit from the Turin Centre Innovative learning methods, including case studies, active learning and online dialogue before the academy begins.
  • Engage with the other participants and facilitators, building on their diversity, in terms of background and experience.



Who will attend this academy?

  • Government representatives
  • Representatives from trade unions and employers’ organizations
  • Other actors from the public and private sector, and the civil society
  • Staff from the ILO and other international organizations



A thriving United Nations Campus and community of professional people from the world 

  • Three organizations from the United Nations system on campus
  • More than 300 training courses and activities in a stimulating international environment
  • Thousands of participants from all over the world

Environment and surrounding 

Grab a campus bicycle and explore the Turin Centre.
Located in a leafy park on the banks of the Po River, it’s a great place for study and collaboration. Experience innovative learning and training methods in modern classrooms equipped with simultaneous translation services.

Housing, dining and more

Comprising more than 280 private dormitories, the Turin Campus provides a broad range of services for course participants and partners including a free-flow restaurant, bank, travel agency, laundromat, post office, gym, medical services and a reception desk open 24/7.

Community engagement and diversity

Participants can enjoy social events organized by the Turin Centre as well as by their course facilitators. Whether on or off campus, people from different cultural backgrounds have the opportunity to listen to live music together, cook and share traditional foods, or team up to play games and network.

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Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250


With a combination of master classes and practical exercises


Engage with specialists from ILO, ITCILO and external experts


Combine sessions from four specialized tracks on each FPRW


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