ILO in the Caribbean

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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 opens 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Jamaica – Realizing Decent Work under the 2030 Agenda

    23 February 2017

    The Meeting, held every two years, provides participants the opportunity to discuss labour issues that are of mutual concern to the Caribbean region.

  2. The Future of Work in the Caribbean – Shaping the future we want

    22 February 2017

    The ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, participated in the opening of a regional Forum in Jamaica.

  3. ILO Director-General calls on Prime Minister Holness

    20 February 2017

    Mr Ryder was accompanied by Mr José Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean; Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, Director for the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean; and Mr Christian Ramos, ILO Senior Advisor to the Director-General.


  1. 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.

  2. 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour: Realizing Decent Work under the 2030 Agenda

    23 - 24 February 2017

    This year the Meeting will present an opportunity to have an exchange on the continuing challenge to promote a more inclusive and sustainable growth process with more and better jobs, as well as allow the Ministers to articulate and share their perspectives around the Future of Work, drawing from the national level dialogues that have occurred in the past year.

  3. Caribbean Future of Work Forum, 2017

    22 February 2017

    The Forum will examine the drivers of change as they affect the world of work in the Caribbean and identify the proactive action needed to shape the future of work that the Caribbean wants.