ILO in the Caribbean


  1. COVID-19: Public notice on best mode to contact us

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the staff of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean are currently teleworking. We remain, however, operational and available. 

    Email: The best way to reach us is via our general email address: If you already have email addresses for the staff members that you wish to reach, you are advised to contact them directly.

    Phone: Our phone number is +1-868-625-0524. Please note that we have limited access to our phone system at this time.

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  1. The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in many countries, the ILO is publishing a digest of the actions taken by its member States and their social partners, to lessen the impact on their economies and labour markets.

  2. © Miguel Medina / AFP 2020

    ILO: COVID-19 eliminates the equivalent of 14 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and challenges the region to seek measures to face the crisis

    07 April 2020

    The region records enormous losses in working hours, which is reflected in a drop in employment. The pandemic especially affects sectors that generate a large number of jobs in the region, such as commerce and the service industry.

  3. ILO Standards on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - FAQs launched

    31 March 2020

    Key provisions of international labour standards relevant to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak


  1. Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in the Caribbean (20 April 2020 at 11.00 am ECT).

    19 April 2020

    An ILO Caribbean High Level Virtual Meeting

  2. Preserving and extending Decent Work as a key pillar in the National Response to Covid-19 in the Caribbean (6 April 2020 at 10.30 am ECT).

    6 April 2020

    An ILO Caribbean online Forum for officials in Ministries of Labour (by invitation only).

  3. Caribbean Trade Unions Information Sharing Session on COVID-19 and the World of Work (26 March 2020 at 11.00 am ECT)

    26 March 2020

    The purpose of the information sharing session is to provide a virtual space/platform for Employers’ Organizations in the Caribbean Region to share information. Additionally and most importantly, the session provides an opportunity for the ILO to receive comments and inputs on technical and practical support the Office could provide to Trade Unions in these times of uncertainty. (e-meeting conducted via Zoom)