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This documents is a report on an ARLAC regional training workshop on  International Labour Standards: Ratification, Supervision and Reporting, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 02 - 05 November 2015. the workshop was organised jointly by ARLAC and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. raise awareness on internationally recognized human rights at work and strengthen participants capacity to use international labour standards (ILS);
  2. increase awareness of ILS, in particular the obligations that derive from their ratification;
  3. boost the knowledge and skills of those involved in ILS reporting to ensure the effectiveness of the ILO supervisory system; and to 
  4. equip participants to actively participate in the ILS procedures of standard setting, submission, ratification and supervision.

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Proceedings of an ARLAC workshop on Decent Work for Migrant Workers: Governance and Integration conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 28 Sept. - 02 Oct. 2015.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. address the major issues face by migration policy makers at national, regional and international levels;
  2. review existing international legal frameworks, principles, guidelines and best practices on labour migration policy derived from relevant ILO instruments;
  3. address the important themes of decent work, promoting migration and development linkages and expanding international cooperation;
  4. gain understanding of the dynamics of labour market and its relevance to labour migration management;
  5. recognize the sovereign right of all nations to determine their own migration policies;
  6. advocate for policies and practical measures for promoting social integration and inclusion while respecting cultural diversity, preventing discrimination against migrant workers;
  7. emphasize the role of social partners , social dialogue and tripartism in labour migration policy; and to 
  8. advocate for gender sensitive migration policies that addresses the special problems faced by women migrant workers.

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Proceedings of an ARLAC workshop on Employment Injury Compensation Schemes, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 24 - 28 August 2015. The workshop was supported by the ILO RBTC.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. define employment injury benefits and identify their economic rationale, essential features, basic types, and the international standards embodied in the ILO Conventions;
  2. explore the development of an agenda for strengthening employment injury schemes; and to 
  3. suggest a set of priorities for the reform and strengthening of employment injury compensation schemes.

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Proceedings of an ARLAC workshop on Labour Inspection and Gender Equality conducted at the ARLAC campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 27 - 31 July 2015. The tripartite workshop was supported by the ILO RBTC.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. strategically use labour inspection for promoting and enforcing gender equality, rights and principles; and to 
  2. mainstream gender equality into the main functions of labour inspection at the macro and micro (factory) levels.

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Proceedings of an ARLAC workshop on Promoting Information Exchange on Employment of Disabled Persons, conducted at the ARLAC Campus (Harare, Zimbabwe) from 18 - 21 May 2015. The workshop was jointly organised by ARLAC and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. share and exchange information on best practices in employment of people with disabilities in Africa;
  2. expose participants to current global trends and practice with regards to policies and good practices to promote skills acquisition and employment of people with disabilities; and to 
  3. train participants on how to undertake advocacy programmes for policies to provide care and support for workers with disabilities, including education, sensitization and awareness on the rights and privileges of persons with disabilities.

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Proceedings of an ARLAC Workshop on Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace through a Risk Assessment and Control Approach, conducted at the ARLAC campus in Harare, Zimbabwe from 13 - 17 April 2015.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. highlight the need to develop a comprehensive approach to hazard identification appropriate for the workplace;
  2. discuss the means of hazard control so as to eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage and downtime;
  3. assist participants assess workplace hazards, and determine which ones should be eliminated or controlled first;
  4. outline proven techniques for identifying hazards, assessing risks and controlling hazards for everyday situations; and to
  5. promote hazard mapping, workplace inspections, risk assessment techniques and the hierarchy of controls

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