Jamaica to host 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour

ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, to address the Opening of the Meeting, themed "Realizing Decent Work under the 2030 Agenda

News | 09 February 2017
Port of Spain (ILO News) - The 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, will be held on 23-24 February 2017, Kingston, Jamaica.

The Meeting, held every two years, provides Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean the opportunity to discuss labour issues that are of mutual concern to the region. Representatives of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) and the Caribbean Employers' Confederation (CEC) will also be in attendance.

The Hon. Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica and Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO, will address the Opening Ceremony.

Themed, "Realizing Decent Work under the 2030 Agenda", the Meeting will address two areas:
  • Elevating Decent Work to the National and Regional Policy level through social partnership – experiences in the region and a proposed way forward;
  • Instruments and practical tools for Decent Work.

Note to the Media:

The media is cordially invited to cover the Opening Ceremony on 23 February 2017 from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Talk of the Town room, Jamaica Pegasus, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, New Kingston

For further details please visit: www.ilo.org/caribbean or www.ilo.org/cml2017


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