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2017

  1. ILO: In 2017 unemployment rose for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean, but is expected to go down next year

    18 December 2017

    The rate will decline in 2018 if all the forecasts for economic growth are maintained, says the ILO on presenting the annual Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean report. The region presented mixed challenges, with some signs of improvement and other signs of deterioration in the regional and sub-regional averages.

  2. ILO to launch two key reports in Guyana - Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE), along with an in-depth study on Skills for Green Jobs

    13 December 2017

    The final report and an action plan for the implementation of recommendations will be presented at a high-level tripartite event on 15 December, 2017 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.

  3. Barbados joins Regional Initiative - Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour

    11 December 2017

  4. ILO: Many are being left behind in the labour markets of Latin America and the Caribbean

    08 December 2017

    At the XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) of the OAS this week in Barbados, the Regional Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) addressed the need to tackle a series of gaps encumbering the labour markets in order to forge a better future of work.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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”.