1. Productive development, transition to formality and labour standards. Prioritary areas of work for the ilo in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    27 April 2017

    This publication contains three documents, one for each of the priorities. Each document provides a brief analysis of the situation and trends in the region's countries in each area and explains how it aligns with the ILO's mandates and global priorities and its contribution to the implementation of the organization's programme and budget; it also outlines the main strategic directions for work in the region on each issue.

  2. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, January - March 2017

    13 April 2017

    The January to March 2017 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: The Caribbean Future of Work Forum; the 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour; Productivity Workshops on improvements for SMEs in 14 CARIFORUM member countries; Partnership for action on Green Economy in Barbados; Young leaders in Saint Lucia introduced to ILO Standards; Public service unions explore promotion of ILO Agenda; National stakeholders in Trinidad and Tobago consultation on the OSH Act; ILO and CARICOM legal instruments used in Suriname’s legislative reform; ILO assists review of the Labour Act of Saint Lucia; ILO conducts labour administration Workshop on the informal economy in Guyana; ILO teams up with the Governments of Barbados, Sint Maarten and Saint Kitts and Nevis to upgrade employment services operations... and more

  3. Labour migration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Diagnosis, Strategy and ILO's work in the Region. (ILO Technical Reports, 2016/2).

    20 March 2017

    Labour migration is a complex phenomenon that represents challenges and opportunities, and that if it is well managed can maintain and often increase the economic growth of countries of destination and help reduce poverty in countries of origin.

  4. 2016 Labour Overview.

    24 February 2017

    The labour overview in Latin America and the Caribbean worsened in 2016. The economic deceleration experienced in the region since 2011 became a contraction of the economy as of 2016, with a significant impact this year on labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  5. Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century. Reality and Prospects of Rural Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Thematic Labour Overview 3)

    21 February 2017

    This Thematic Labour Overview examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides a brief, updated idea of what it means to “work in rural areas in the 21st century” in the region and offers some policy recommendations.

  6. The future of work, employment and skills in Latin America and the Caribbean

    15 February 2017

    by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Regional Director of the ILO Offi ce for Latin America and the Caribbean (September 2016)

  7. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, October-December 2016

    23 January 2017

    The October-December 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: Message from Claudia Coenjaerts, Director, ILO DWT and Office for the Caribbean; Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force; National Occupational and Safety and Health Policies soon to be validated in the Caribbean; ILO facilitates social dialogue Workshop for Saint Kitts and Nevis; Representatives from Government Ministries, Employers’ and Workers’ organizations in Jamaica receive training from the ILO on effective negotiation and conciliations skills; ILO supports Improve Your Business Training of the Trainers Programme in the Bahamas; ILO convenes a Workshop on labour legislation for members of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce; ILO supports the Domestic Workers Service Workers Centre Cooperative to produce new work plan; Antigua and Barbuda Trade Unions begin policy development in OSH and social protection; Moderately positive scenario for the labour market in the Caribbean; Labour Legislative reform in full swing in Trinidad and Tobago; Strengthening the Apprenticeship System in Jamaica to facilitate school-to-work transition... and more


  1. 2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean [Executive Summary]

    14 December 2016

    This 2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean contains a summary of economic trends in the region’s countries and an analysis of their impacts on labour markets this year, as well as those expected in 2017.

  2. Policies to formalize paid domestic work in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    02 December 2016

    Domestic work is one of the occupations most affected by informality in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is estimated that around 18 million people are engaged in domestic work in the region, of which 77.5% are in the informal economy.

  3. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, July-September 2016

    22 October 2016

    The July to September 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: New DWCP for Guyana in the pipeline - Tripartite consultations recently held to tabulate the country’s priorities; Regional Tripartite Consultation on Formalization in the Caribbean; T&T holds national forum under ILO Future of Work Initiative; CARICOM consultation on social protection and social dialogue; Tripartite Constituents in Suriname introduced to ILO Productivity Programme on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE); Multinational enterprises and national development discussions among tripartite constituents in Barbados; Jamaica announces ratification of ILO Convention 189....and more