Human Resources Development Recommendation, 2004 (No. 195)
The Human Resources Development Convention, 1975 (No. 142), and Recommendation, 2004 (No. 195), emphasize the roles of governments, employers and workers and the importance of social dialogue in designing and implementing training policies and programmes that are appropriate for country circumstances.
The Recommendation aims to assist member States to develop the knowledge and skills of their workforce to improve competitiveness and productivity, while at the same time promoting social inclusion and decent work. The Recommendation also addresses key skills concerns faced by poor countries, such as the migration of skilled workers or "brain drain" and the need for innovative approaches to funding training.