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.
    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.

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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. Formation of a Domestic Workers Cooperative in Guyana

    18 May 2017

    ILO and Red Thread to conduct Sensitization Workshop on the formation of a domestic workers’ cooperative in Guyana

  2. ILO Joint EMP/Skills-Green Jobs Programme and Research Project - Call for Proposals for 2 consultancies: Skills for green jobs study for Barbados and for Guyana

    17 May 2017

    These country studies will be updated for the 2018 ILO flagship Report entitled World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO 2018) on green economies and the world of work. This Report is foreseen to come out in May 2018.

  3. ILO, ECLAC report weakening labour conditions and rising urban unemployment

    11 May 2017

    New ECLAC-ILO report indicates that the increase in average regional unemployment in 2016 was the biggest annual rise in two decades. It also includes an analysis regarding the characteristics of immigrants’ insertion in the world of work.


  1. Webinar: Work-Based Learning - Apprenticeship

    2 June 2017

    Hassan Ndahi, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability 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.

  2. Enhancing school-to-work transition: An examination of the experiences and good practices of the Brazilian Apprenticeship System - Guyana and Suriname

    11 - 16 May 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.

  3. Extension of social protection in the context of formalization policies

    14 - 17 March 2017

    This training is especially aimed at technicians of social security institutions of the Caribbean region who are involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of social protection policies and schemes.