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As the oldest Specialized Agency of the United Nations, the ILO will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2019. The Organization has implemented 7 century initiatives to equip it to successfully take up the challenges of its social justice mandate in the future.
11 February 2019
End of year message from Claudia Coenjaerts Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean
20 December 2018
Although unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean decreased slightly in 2018, too many men and women lost their jobs due to closures of businesses or public sector shrinking, and the young people of the Caribbean continue to feel it is better to prepare for out-migration than to build a future in their countries.
18 December 2018
After three years on the rise, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the ILO’s Labour Overview 2018. But there is uncertainty about future trends, amid slow growth, high volatility and concerns about the high rate of youth unemployment.
14 - 15 February 2019
The conference will bring together together representatives from trade unions, governments, academia as well as employers to discuss the developments that are driving the world of work in the future.
1 October 2018
This will take place in the lead up to the 19th American Regional Meeting scheduled for 2-5 October at the same venue.
2 - 6 July 2018
This support is being provided in the context of the ongoing ILO-Brazil South-South Cooperation project for Support to the Caribbean Countries Members of the Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour.Technical Assistance to Caribbean States by the Government of Brazil, in the area of School-to-work transitions.