1. ILO Caribbean NewsLink, April-June 2017

    03 July 2017

    The April - June 2017 issue features: Jamaica renews commitment towards International Labour Standards; World’s labour assembly moved to make a body of international labour standards more relevant; Child Labour - A serious threat to productive youth employment in the Caribbean; Stakeholder investment in skills development; Social dialogue in apprenticeship training; ILO and CDB hold policy dialogue on social protection and youth employment; ILO Specialists present progress reports on the implementation of the EU Project activities at the 2nd CEC Regional Forum; National employers’ organizations strengthen skills in social dialogue and disaster preparedness; Meeting with NIS and other stakeholders: Extending social security coverage to the self-employed in Guyana; Launch of the Saint Lucia OSH Policy; Regional Trade Unions develop research capabilities; Red Thread launches a Domestic Workers Service Cooperative Society... and more

  2. Formalization of the informal economy - Garlands and Granville, St. James: A qualitative needs analysis

    14 June 2017

    This Report is a qualitative needs analysis of the pilot communities and examines a lot of the social conditions which existed at the time of the ILO’s intervention. It was produced during phase 1 of the Project.

  3. Cluster and Productive Development Policies in the Autonomous Community of the Basque. Country. Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean. (ILO Technical Reports, 2016/3).

    23 May 2017

    Outcomes in the area of innovation have been even more impressive: R&D spending as a percentage of GDP rose from less than 0.06 per cent in the early 1980s to more than two per cent in 2011, slightly above the EU average (Crespi et al 2014).

  4. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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)