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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 December 2017
At the XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) of the OAS this week in Barbados, the Regional Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) addressed the need to tackle a series of gaps encumbering the labour markets in order to forge a better future of work.
Urban unemployment will keep rising in Latin America and the Caribbean and is seen reaching 9.4% in 2017
19 October 2017
In a new joint report, ECLAC and the ILO indicate that labour conditions deteriorated in a context of low regional economic growth, although some signs of recovery exist.
16 October 2017
Report published by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) launched at a regional conference in May 2017
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.