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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.
08 March 2018
The employment rate exceeded 50% for the first time, however it is still well below that of men. Female unemployment is also higher and the salary gap is 15%, noted the Regional Director of the ILO for the Americas and Caribbean in a declaration on International Women’s Day.
21 February 2018
The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.
29 January 2018
A ceremony in Panama marked the regional launch in Latin America and the Caribbean of an international coalition to promote pay equality between women and men. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is led by the ILO, UN Women and the OECD.
5 December 2017
This event will showcase in a concise, high-impact manner how the ILO is preparing with the Caribbean for the future of work through the presentation of the two aforementioned documents. This aims to reinforce ILO’s voice and visibility as the world’s expert agency for the world of work, and indeed the future of work, in this case focusing on training.
4 December 2017
A report on the findings will contribute towards the ILO global Initiative, including a constituent meeting to be convened by the ILO in 2018.
3 November 2017
Kelvin Sergeant, Specialist, Sustainable Enterprise Development and Job Creation 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.