1. Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  2. ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    08 March 2019

    In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women's Day.

  3. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019


  1. End of year message from Claudia Coenjaerts Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

    20 December 2018

    Although unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean decreased slightly in 2018, too many men and women lost their jobs due to closures of businesses or public sector shrinking, and the young people of the Caribbean continue to feel it is better to prepare for out-migration than to build a future in their countries.

  2. Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018

    18 December 2018

    After three years on the rise, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the ILO’s Labour Overview 2018. But there is uncertainty about future trends, amid slow growth, high volatility and concerns about the high rate of youth unemployment.

  3. Call for expression of interest: Consultancy services for research, policy design and compilation. Informality Action Plan

    02 November 2018

    The External Collaboration Contract will assist and facilitate a joint undertaking by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica and the ILO to facilitate the drafting of the Informality Action Plan.

  4. ECLAC and ILO stress importance of moving toward a more sustainable development model to create new job opportunities

    22 October 2018

    In a joint publication, the organizations forecast, for example, that the transition toward energy sustainability would create more than one million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

  5. ILO to continue dialogue on the future of work in the Caribbean

    27 September 2018

    Subregional Tripartite Meeting to be held in Panama City on 1 October 2018

  6. In Memoriam: Edward Evelyn Greaves

    27 September 2018

    Edward Evelyn Greaves, former ILO Senior Specialist in Workers' Activities, passed away on 22 September 2018.

  7. 19th American Regional Meeting of the ILO - Panama 2-5 October 2018

    20 September 2018

    The ILO meeting will bring together representatives of Governments and employers’ and workers' organizations from the Americas. Media accreditation is now available.