ILO in the Caribbean

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  1. 50 for freedom campaign to end modern day slavery

    Universal campaign

    50 for Freedom

    21 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits.
    Support the international treaty to end modern slavery for good.
    WE HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY
    The ILO's Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery.
    But first it has to be ratified by countries around the world. Our Goal is to persuade at least 50 countries to ratify the Protocol by 2018.

    Sign up @ http://50forfreedom.org

  2. ILO Centenary

    Centenary initiatives

    As the oldest Specialized Agency of the United Nations, the ILO will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2019. The Organization has implemented 7 century initiatives to equip it to successfully take up the challenges of its social justice mandate in the future.

News

  1. ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    08 March 2019

    In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women's Day.

  2. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

  3. End of year message from Claudia Coenjaerts Director, ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean

    20 December 2018

    Although unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean decreased slightly in 2018, too many men and women lost their jobs due to closures of businesses or public sector shrinking, and the young people of the Caribbean continue to feel it is better to prepare for out-migration than to build a future in their countries.

Events

  1. The Future of Work We Want: Workers' Perspectives from the Caribbean

    14 - 15 February 2019

    The conference will bring together together representatives from trade unions, governments, academia as well as employers to discuss the developments that are driving the world of work in the future.

  2. ILO Subregional Tripartite Meeting: Key selected topics for the future of work in the Caribbean

    1 October 2018

    This will take place in the lead up to the 19th American Regional Meeting scheduled for 2-5 October at the same venue.

  3. Training of Trainers Workshop on Labour Inspection With Focus on Child Labour

    2 - 6 July 2018

    This support is being provided in the context of the ongoing ILO-Brazil South-South Cooperation project for Support to the Caribbean Countries Members of the Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour.Technical Assistance to Caribbean States by the Government of Brazil, in the area of School-to-work transitions.