News / 17.05.2010

ILO Course: “Communicating Labour Rights”

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the UN tripartite agency dealing with all issues related to labour. The ILO has an International Training Centre in Turin, Italy, which is once again running a course for media professionals to help them in reporting on social, labour and workplace issues. I would like to request your help in publicizing this training - which is more and more requested - to the media and their members.

The fourth interregional training course "Communicating Labour Rights" (code A972459) will take place in Turin from 9 to 13 August 2010. It will be conducted in English.

The course aims to equip media professionals with the knowledge and skills to use international labour standards drawn up and overseen by the ILO and the work of the Organization’s supervisory bodies in their reporting. The training will give participants practical insight to human and workers' rights and, at the same time, it will allow them to share experience among themselves and the resource persons.

The course is addressed to journalists, correspondents, publicists, reporters, editors, publishers, public relations professionals and press officers - including those of employers', workers', governmental and non-governmental organizations and international organizations working in all types of media (print, radio, television and the Internet).

Participation costs are as follows: 1,390 euros for tuition fees (covering preparation, residential and on-line phases) plus 960 euros for subsistence. A limited number of partial fellowships are available for candidates from eligible countries. Please note that, in compliance with our procedures, we will have to ask for the approval by the Secretaries of the workers’ and employers’ group within the Governing Body of the ILO before awarding fellowships to information officers of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

Attached please find the course description and the nomination form to be filled in by candidates. Applications to participate should be submitted, by e-mail
( or by fax (+39.011.6936906), by 25 June 2010.

Participants in the course will have the opportunity to participate in the next year edition of the international journalistic Prize “Media for Labour Rights”.

Should you need further information regarding the course please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Alessandro Chiarabini

Programme Manager
Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
International Training Centre of the ILO
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin (Italy)
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