Publications

2017

  1. 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

2016

  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

  4. Partners in Action: Roundtable for South – South Cooperation to accelerate the reduction of child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean - FINAL REPORT

    20 September 2016

  5. Accountability Report - Work Plan 2014 - 2015 Focal Points Network of the Regional Initiative “Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour”

    20 September 2016

  6. General briefing note - Core points

    20 September 2016

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

    20 September 2016

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

    20 September 2016

  9. 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.