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2017

  1. Urban unemployment will keep rising in Latin America and the Caribbean and is seen reaching 9.4% in 2017

    19 October 2017

    In a new joint report, ECLAC and the ILO indicate that labour conditions deteriorated in a context of low regional economic growth, although some signs of recovery exist.

  2. Women in business and management: Gaining momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean

    16 October 2017

    Report published by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) launched at a regional conference in May 2017

  3. ILO: Disaster Risk Reduction key to saving lives, livelihoods and businesses

    13 October 2017

    ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205.

  4. CEC and CCL host 2nd Regional Bipartite meeting

    04 October 2017

    This Regional Bipartite Meeting is dedicated to discussion and adoption on joint policy positions which the regional organizations CCL and CEC will advocate and promote within CARICOM forums and their affiliates will champion at the national level.

  5. Media Advisory: ILO hosts workshop to help countries fulfil reporting requirements

    13 September 2017

    ILO Workshop on "Reporting on ILO Conventions and Recommendations" underway in Guyana today, and is attended by representatives from 13 ILO Caribbean member States. Government and workers' and employers' representatives are receiving training on the planning, preparation and writing the reports to government officials who coordinate the preparation of reports on International Labour Standards.

  6. Media Advisory: Trade, investments and projects from China generate 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    06 September 2017

    The first study conducted on the impact of economic relations with China in terms of quantity and quality of jobs in this region demonstrated the lack of information in this regard, but at the same time suggests various characteristics of a relationship which has intensified and taken on “a growing complexity”.

  7. © Caia Image / Science Photo Lib 2017

    New Global Estimates on Workplace Injury and Illness and Emerging OSH Challenges to be presented

    29 August 2017

  8. ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  9. Building Peace through Decent Jobs for Youth

    12 August 2017

    "Young people globally have spoken of their vision for a future with decent work. We know what works to improve decent employment outcomes of youth, let’s make it happen! " says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  10. 43rd meeting of the ILO/CINTERFOR Technical Committee - Reinventing vocational training to face the future of work

    08 August 2017

    Institutions and specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean are meeting in Costa Rica to analyse the challenges posed in the areas of education and training by the transformations taking place in the world of work. The ILO has proposed a series of general guidelines to bridge major gaps in matters of productivity, productive development and human resources.