Towards Decent Work in Global Supply Chains (Compressed and Updated)

The Massive Open Online Course "Towards Decent Work in Global Supply Chains" is open for free enrolment on

Watch the course trailer here


This course offers a mix of video lectures and interviews, readings, online resources and exercises to gain both knowledge and practical skills to understand the main issues around labour and development in global supply chains and learn from successful policies and strategies to achieve work with dignity in supply chains. The course provides also possibilities to network with thousands of trade unionists and labour activists from around the world. 


You can attend this course and study at your own pace. Workload: 3-4 hrs/chapter


Wherever you are, all you need is only an internet connection and eagerness to learn more.

For Whom?

Trade unionists, labour activists, labour educators, labour researchers, NGOs, think-tanks, government officials and everybody else interested in the topic. Theoretical concepts are explained in an accessible and user-friendly manner. Thus, it is also possible to participate in the course using skills and knowledge acquired outside formal education.


Once you complete the course, you can obtain an official certificate from the GLU and iversity.

• The Certificate of Participation costs 29 € and it can be purchased at any time after the completion of the
   course; and

• The Certificate of Accomplishment costs 49 € and can be purchased only in certain periods of the year
   when the Academy runs the online exam.

• Participants from non-OECD countries and trade unionists from OECD countries may receive a scholarship
for either of the two certificates.

• To apply for a scholarship, send an email to online(at), specifying your
   organisation and your country.

In this course, you will learn about:

Chapter 1: Global Supply Chains: Main Drivers and the Impact on Development
Chapter 2: Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains: Main Decent Work Deficits
Chapter 3: Regulatory Framework for Respecting Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains
Chapter 4: Labour Strategies for Decent Work in Global Supply Chains


The course includes the recording of a Facebook live discussion with Prof. Dr. Mark Anner. You can find the recording here:   Live Discussion

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