The International Labor Organization: Decent Work Agenda (LAW-747SA-001)
This class meets in Geneva, Switzerland from June 26th - July 14th. You must complete an application for the specific Summer Program Abroad to be eligible for this class. Please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/summer/abroad/ Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email email@example.com.
This course will focus on the International Labor Organization and the multiple ways in which it promotes rights at work, employment and social protection. Much of labor legislation around the world is based on the principles and instruments that governments, employers and workers have agreed to in the ILO since 1919. Today this is recognized by the multilateral system as the Decent Work agenda. In addition to employment, social protection, rights at work and social dialogue (tripartite cooperation), a special look will be taken at the ways the ILO makes its unique standards supervisory system work. The course will also highlight corporate social responsibility and the way in which technical cooperation renders the Decent Work agenda operative throughout the world.
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