Classes in finance, health, sustainable development, and economics are held at the organisation’s online campus

For some years now, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been setting up its International Information Centre. The centre was established in 1964, and its main goal is to achieve decent work for all men and women. Indeed, it is dedicated to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goal: ‘Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all’.

The centre offers learning programmes (free and paid) in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian, through its online platform and its Turin campus in Italy. Courses are designed to meet the needs of participants; however, there are also broader development programmes. The courses include artificial intelligence, policy design, labour inspection, informal economy, health and safety, social protection, maritime labour, digital media, capacity building, sustainable development, gender equity, etc., and can be accessed through this link.

There are currently more than 200 programmes, 13 of which are free. In each course, trainers guide participants through a learning journey featuring workshops, study visits, and the latest educational technologies. Most training programmes are combined, allowing participants to start learning online before travelling to Turin.

One of the greatest strengths of the international learning environment is diversity (regarding gender identity, nationality, and professions). Participants come from all over the world to learn, network, and practice new skills. In addition, every programme is delivered by a multicultural group of in-house trainers who oversee the design of the learning experience, as well as experts in their respective fields.

To deliver these courses, the Centre maintains a pedagogical collaboration with the United Nations system and other centres of excellence across the globe. The Centre receives financial and technical support from a range of entities, including the European Union, development banks, and foundations.