WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN REGIONAL LABOUR ADMINISTRATION CENTRE
The ILO and UNDP jointly formed ARLAC in 1974. In 1982, it transformed into a unique organization with its independent Governing Council, comprising labour ministries from its member countries but with lots of support from the ILO and UNDP. The current membership of ARLAC stands at twenty full members, that is, countries that have ratified the ARLAC Agreement. These countries, convinced that the social protection function was expanding in scope and activity and that the objective of development plans would not be achieved if social and labour factors on the one hand and economic factors on the other, were not coordinated or harmonized, emphasized the need for training.
The ARLAC programme is designed to provide participants with a unique opportunity to explore key issues in labour administration and labour policy development. The interactive learning draws on the professional and experiences of all those taking part in ARLAC’s programme. The training activities are supported by technical advisory; information and research services, to further promote the improvement of individual and organizational effectiveness. ARLAC programmes are executed at regional, sub-regional and national levels. On average, ARLAC runs twelve courses per year.
Nineteen countries have ratified the ARLAC agreement and these are: