1. 117 million women form part of the labour force in Latin America and the Caribbean

    08 March 2018

    The employment rate exceeded 50% for the first time, however it is still well below that of men. Female unemployment is also higher and the salary gap is 15%, noted the Regional Director of the ILO for the Americas and Caribbean in a declaration on International Women’s Day.

  2. Domestic workers in Trinidad and Tobago moving toward enhancing sustainability of their cooperative

    21 February 2018

    The ILO partnered with the Service Workers Centre Cooperative Society (SWCC) in Trinidad and Tobago to organize a workshop to discuss concrete steps toward enhancing the sustainability of the cooperative.

  3. Equal Pay International Coalition launched in Latin America and the Caribbean

    29 January 2018

    A ceremony in Panama marked the regional launch in Latin America and the Caribbean of an international coalition to promote pay equality between women and men. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is led by the ILO, UN Women and the OECD.


  1. ILO launches EESE assessment and Action Plan in Guyana

    21 December 2017

    Based on the findings of the EESE assessment, an EESE steering Committee was established to implement changes which would nurture a more conducive environment for business and investment, thereby triggering job creation.

  2. ILO launches Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana

    19 December 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection of Guyana launched a comprehensive study report conducted titled “Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana”

  3. Tripartite constituents sign Decent Work Country Programme for Guyana

    19 December 2017

    On Friday 15 December, Guyana became the first Caribbean country to officially sign on to the second phase of its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP). The programme, which ran its first phase from 2012 to 2015, is propelled by the joint efforts of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Social Protection of Guyana.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    11 December 2017

  7. 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.