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2019

  1. Youth unemployment rates: a challenge for the future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    13 August 2019

    There are about 10 million young people who want to enter the labour market and do not gain employment. Those who find a job must face decent work deficits and informality. As part of activities to mark International Youth Day (12 August 2019), ILO News discussed this situation with Regional Youth Employment Specialist Guillermo Dema*.

  2. Call for expression of interest: Consultancy - Social Security Reforms in the Caribbean (Deadline: 21 August 2019)

    13 August 2019

    The main objective of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance to produce a report that will provide a complete overview of the current financial situation and recent reforms of social security schemes in the Caribbean.

  3. ILO announces Future of Work Essay Competition winners

    08 August 2019

    First and second place winners receive full scholarships to attend ILO’s Future of Work Summer Academy in Turin, Italy

  4. Call for expression of interest: Consultancy- Training on Occupational Safety and Health and Technical Advisory for the Development of OSH Regulations in the Oil & Gas Sector of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

    07 August 2019

    The main objective of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance for the modernization of the OSH regulatory framework in Guyana, as agreed in the current Guyana Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  5. Vocational training for the future of work: the challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean

    06 August 2019

    The main Meeting on vocational training in the region will be held this week in Uruguay with more than 200 delegates from 20 countries. The Technical Committee of ILO/Cinterfor will address the challenges posed by the present and future of work.

  6. Call for expression of interest: Technical Assistance to Develop and Draft the Bahamas National Policy for the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labour Policy (NCLP)

    29 July 2019

    The main objective of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance for the drafting of a National child labour policy for the Bahamas. The document produced will be submitted for the consideration and approval of the Cabinet in October 2019

  7. Call for proposals: grants for research on labour market and resilience in the Caribbean. Deadline 15 September 2019

    11 July 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the Caribbean, in collaboration with Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, UWI, St. Augustine Campus and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is launching a call for research proposals on labour markets and resilience. The call intends to support research, investigating whether Caribbean labour markets are able to cope with external shocks stemming from changes in climate patterns (and related socio economic transformation) and/or natural disasters.

  8. Call for expression of interest: Study on Tripartite Pro-Productivity Organizations in Countries of the Caribbean and other comparable countries from other regions – good practices, lessons learned and achievements. Deadline 8 July 2019

    28 June 2019

    The main objective of the consultancy will be to obtain a compilation of good practices and lessons learned from Pro-productivity organizations that have a tripartite governance structure and are active in select Caribbean countries and countries with similar geographical characteristics (namely being island countries) and/or development stage.

  9. Suriname renews commitment to combat forced labour

    10 June 2019

    Suriname has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 33rd ILO Member State to do so.

  10. Caribbean Ministers of Labour agree to new set of recommendations at ILO regional meeting on future of work

    23 May 2019

    Guidelines seek to help region adapt to world of work transformations and achieve decent work for all