Publications

2016

  1. Declaration on the Establishment of the Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

    20 September 2016

  2. General briefing note - A response to the 2030 Agenda

    20 September 2016

  3. Rural employment and rural development in the Caribbean

    31 August 2016

    The primary objective of this Study is to describe the qualitative characterization of rural employment, provide an understanding of the quantitative phenomena of rural employment in the Caribbean where data exists describing trends in the 2005-2014 decade and provide information on policy recommendations which have been made in past studies or reports on rural employment, that are aimed at reducing decent work deficits in these rural areas.

  4. Promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Latin America and the Caribbean. key issues, good practices, lessons learned and policy insights.

    26 July 2016

    Global supply chains (GSCs) have grown over the past three decades to become a large part of global trade, linking producers, suppliers and consumers worldwide. It is estimated that between 60 and 80 percent of global trade is currently conducted through GSCs (UNCTAD, 2013).

  5. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, April-June 2016

    20 July 2016

    The April to June 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains and in making poverty history by 2030; ILO DG holds talks with Trinidad and Tobago Government, Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations on the current employment situation; ILO participates in the 27th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting; ILO conducts Tripartite Workshop on Improving Productivity and Competitiveness; ILO to support Guyana and Suriname to upgrade contents of labour force survey; CARICOM and ILO sign MoU to set up an LMIS for the CSME; ILO conducts training to assist Grenada in its reporting obligations on ILS; Review of Technical and Vocational Educational and Training Policy Antigua and Barbuda; and more...

  6. IOA instrumenten voor de rechten van het kind | ILO instruments concerning the rights of the child

    04 July 2016

    This Booklet contains a compilation of ILO instruments in both the Dutch and English languages, to be used by governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, civil society, and all those who wish to join the fight to end the exploitation of children, and live in a world free of child labour.

  7. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, January-March 2016

    06 April 2016

    The January to March 2016 issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs pays first official visit to region; ILO teams up with UN and MLSED Officials to discuss strategies to minimize effects of retrenchment; Surinamese Labour Inspectors better equipped to tackle child labour; ILO participates in Tripartite Stakeholders Consultation on the Industrial Relations Act; Highlights on activities to mark International Women's Day; ILO holds Workshop on green economy and green jobs pathways for Barbados; ILO conducts training on negotiation and conciliation skills for trade unions in Trinidad and Tobago; ILO tripartite Meeting focus on the status of the EESE work programme for Suriname; HASC executes programme to implement the National HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy in all workplaces in Trinidad and Tobago; among other things...

  8. Formalization of the informal economy in Jamaica: Granville, Garlands/Horse Guard

    09 March 2016

    A 40 page brochure highlighting the findings, activities and achievements, as well as the recommendations coming out of the ILO 1-year Programme

  9. ILO Caribbean NewsLink October - December 2015

    22 February 2016

    The October to December issue of ILO Caribbean Newslink features: Message from the Caribbean Office's Director; ILO conducts pilot testing workshop on begin and expand your cooperative; National Sector Skills Advisory Committees established in Guyana and Saint Lucia - Quality education and training on the agenda; Suriname tripartite partners identify priority areas of the National Action Plan for elimination of child labour; Gaps between national labour laws and ILO Conventions examined; Bahamas Unions deepen understanding of social dialogue and the National Tripartite Council Act; A new level of social dialogue; Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste Primus pays a courtesy call on Director General of ILO; ILO participates in UN4U 2015; among other things...

  10. Labour Overview 2015

    10 February 2016

    The warning signs regarding the economic situation announced in the 2014 Labour Overview have been confirmed: labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015 reflect the effects of the economic slowdown and sluggish growth in the region.