ILO in the Caribbean

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  1. 50 for freedom campaign to end modern day slavery

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    The ILO's Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery.
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  2. Centenary Initiative

    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. Follow here.


  1. ILO Team to facilitate a new tripartite Decent Work Country Programme in Guyana

    19 September 2016

    This is the second step following a scoping mission last June and preparatory analytical work shared with the constituents for their assessment.

  2. ILO Director and Decent Work Team for the Caribbean participate in CARICOM tripartite consultations on Social Protection, Social Dialogue and Formalization in Guyana

    16 September 2016

    The advancement of the Decent Work Agenda in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also on the agenda.

  3. © Marc Veraart 2016

    ILO: Universal social protection already a reality in many developing countries

    06 September 2016

    At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”


  1. Tripartite Consultation on Informality (ILO Recommendation No. 204)

    20 September 2016

    Best practice in facilitating compliance, formalization of economic units/enterprises and social protection will inform national and regional implementation strategies and the way forward.

  2. Webinar: Outcomes of the 105th Session of the ILC

    13 July 2016

    A 1.5 hour webinar in which members of the DWT of the ILO Office for the Caribbean will share the main objectives of each of the Reports and the Outcomes produced by the respective Committees.

  3. Facilitating participation of CARIFORUM civil society in regional development and integration processes

    22 - 24 June 2015

    The Forum is part of the programme of activities under the European Union-funded Project entitled Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations: Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) Component of the Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Process.