1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2023: The value of essential work

    15 March 2023

    Key workers are essential for societies to function. The new edition of the ILO flagship report calls for a revaluation of their work to reflect their social contribution, and for greater investment in key sectors.

  2. Decent Work Country Programme, Suriname, 2023-2026

    16 February 2023

    The DWCP is intended to represent the tripartite commitment of Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to achieve Suriname’s national development goals, as well as articulate a programme of action for the key areas in which the ILO’s collaboration with the tripartite partners is expected to lead to positive changes in the world of work.

  3. Labour Overview 2022 for Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 February 2023

    Latin America and the Caribbean faces a "highly complex and uncertain" labour market in 2023 due to a conjunction of multiple crises that impact labour markets and make it necessary to apply policies to create formal employment. The most urgent labour problem for the region is the quality of employment and the insufficient labour and total income generated by workers and their families.


  1. Prospective occupational skills needs in the Guyanese oil and gas industry, 2022-2026

    19 December 2022

    The present study is part of a concerted effort by the Ministry of Labour, Guyana and the International Labour Organization, Caribbean Office to address a major information gap regarding the human resources needs within the booming oil and gas industry in the country.

  2. Prospective occupational skills needs in the Guyanese construction industry, 2022-2026

    19 December 2022

    The present study, generously financed by the United States Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, is the result of dedicated collaboration between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office for Guyana, and the International Labour Organization Office for the Caribbean and supported by the Ministry of Labour of the Government of Guyana.

  3. Improving Workers' Data Rights

    28 November 2022

    The brief on Improving Workers’ Data Rights covers how workers’ data is collected and used in the context of changing workplace management practises and oversight instruments. It provides important recommendations for trade unions on opportunities and challenges towards collective action on safeguarding workers’ rights throughout the data lifecycle.

  4. Responsible Tech

    28 November 2022

    The brief on Responsible Tech focuses on the responsible usage of information technologies that trade unions should be considering in their own internal operations. It follows the recommendations made during the first two briefs by providing guidance on how trade unions can ask the right questions in terms of the usage of new technologies by its staff and members, data protection of trade union data, cybersecurity as well as exploring options to utilising responsible software to ensure the privacy and rights of its staff and members.

  5. Sustainable Algorithmic Systems

    28 November 2022

    The brief on Sustainable Algorithmic Systems provides an overview for trade unions how algorithmic systems are utilised in workplaces. It further discusses the degree of changes to management practices due to the increased levels of algorithmic decision making, its impacts on workers and provides pertinent recommendations to workers’ organisations on how to counter potential threats to workers’ wellbeing, working conditions and wages caused by the deployment of unregulated algorithmic systems.

  6. Social protection expenditure review, Barbados

    19 October 2022

    The Social Protection Expenditure Review (SPER) represents an opportunity to generate evidence and policy discussions based on the financial and economic performance of the different components of the Barbadian’s social protection sector. As such, this evaluation emphasizes the link between allocated resources and results at the time it considers the legal and institutional conditions that rule the sector. In this regard, the SPER complements and expands the Core Diagnostic Instrument (CODI) assessment study as well as enlightens some areas of future reforms.

  7. Employers’ guidelines for the implementation of the Jamaica Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Act, 2021

    07 October 2022

    The Sexual Harassment (Protection and Prevention) Act, 2021, aims to protect all Jamaican citizens in the workplace, conducting business, renting property, or in any other daily interactions.