A training course titled “Rural Development and Decent Work to Build Peace” has taken place this week in Colombia. Organised by the ITCILO and the ILO Office for the Andean Countries, the Academy offered both plenary courses and elective classes, allowing participants to build their own training curriculum..

The Academy, which was held in Spanish, aimed at providing participants with the knowledge and access to resources necessary to promote comprehensive rural development with decent work in rural areas of Colombia in the post conflict context.

Rural development through decent work as a path towards lasting peace

Decent work plays a key role in building peace in Colombia. The creation of quality employment, especially in rural areas, is vital to the process of creating secure, sustainable and resilient societies. In rural areas, post-conflict reconstruction represents a historic opportunity to break existing inequalities and dependencies. The peacebuilding process is seen as a unique chance to rebuild a society that is more coherent and more dynamic, diversified and efficient. In order to advance towards these goals, organizations are required to promote the processes of rural development and job creation in the territories.

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