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  2. ILO Centenary

    Centenary initiatives

    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.


  1. ILO conducts Workshops focused on productivity improvements for SMEs in 14 CARIFORUM member countries

    31 March 2017

    A CEC position paper on productivity informed by the outcome of the Workshops is currently being drafting for adoption at the CEC Regional Meeting carded for 10-11 April 2017

  2. How social protection can facilitate formalization in the Caribbean

    14 March 2017

    Workshop participants to discuss the ILO’s strategies, policies and tools for the extension of social protection and formalization

  3. © Caia Image /Science Photo Lib. 2017

    Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

    08 March 2017

    New landmark report clearly shows that concerns regarding gender equality and achieving a better work-family balance resonate around the world.


  1. Webinar: Work-Based Learning - Apprenticeship

    2 June 2017

    Hassan Ndahi, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability with the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will present on this topic, and hold a 30 minute question and answer session following his presentation.

  2. Extension of social protection in the context of formalization policies

    14 - 17 March 2017

    This training is especially aimed at technicians of social security institutions of the Caribbean region who are involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of social protection policies and schemes.

  3. Enhancing school-to-work transition: An examination of the experiences and good practices of the Brazilian Apprenticeship System

    6 - 10 March 2017

    The objectives of the Seminar are to share more in-depth information on the experiences and good practices of the Brazilian Apprenticeship System as well as identify opportunities for further South-South Cooperation and Technical Assistance to Caribbean States by the Government of Brazil, in the area of School-to-work transitions.