ILO in the Caribbean

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  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. Call for proposals: grants for research on labour market and resilience in the Caribbean. Deadline 15 September 2019

    11 July 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI, St. Augustine Campus and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching a call for research proposals on labour markets and resilience. The call intends to support research, investigating whether Caribbean labour markets are able to cope with external shocks stemming from changes in climate patterns (and related socio economic transformation) and/or natural disasters.

  2. Call for expression of interest: Study on Tripartite Pro-Productivity Organizations in Countries of the Caribbean and other comparable countries from other regions – good practices, lessons learned and achievements. Deadline 8 July 2019

    28 June 2019

    The main objective of the consultancy will be to obtain a compilation of good practices and lessons learned from Pro-productivity organizations that have a tripartite governance structure and are active in select Caribbean countries and countries with similar geographical characteristics (namely being island countries) and/or development stage.

  3. Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2019

    Suriname has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 33rd ILO Member State to do so.

Events

  1. 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour: Shaping a brighter future of work for the Caribbean

    14 - 15 May 2019

    The meeting celebrates the ILO's 100th Anniversary and offers an opportunity for the Ministers of Labour to chart the way forward addressing issues around the Future of Work in the Caribbean.

  2. ILO Essay Competition on the Future of Work

    11 April - 28 June 2019

    Open to Undergraduate students from the University of the West Indies, University of Trinidad and Tobago, University of Belize, University of Guyana and all other Caribbean universities.

  3. The Future of Work We Want: Workers' Perspectives from the Caribbean

    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.