ILO in the Caribbean

Focus on...

  1. 50 for freedom campaign to end modern day slavery

    Universal campaign

    50 for Freedom

    21 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits.
    Support the international treaty to end modern slavery for good.
    WE HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY
    The ILO's Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery.
    But first it has to be ratified by countries around the world. Our Goal is to persuade at least 50 countries to ratify the Protocol by 2018.

    Sign up @ http://50forfreedom.org

  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.

News

  1. ILO and CDB hold policy dialogue on social protection and youth employment

    20 June 2017

    The partners agreed that greater collaboration between both Organizations will be beneficial to Governments and social partners of the region, especially in light of the integrated nature of the 17 SDGs.

  2. Jamaica renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    13 June 2017

    Jamaica ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) and the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  3. © A. Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID 2017

    "In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour"

    12 June 2017

    “Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

Events

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

    11 - 16 May 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.

  3. 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.