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2021

  1. The 109th Session of International Labour Conference ends its first sitting

    30 June 2021

    The June segment of the 109th International Labour Conference (ILC) was held virtually for the first time from 3 to 19 June, 2021. The global event is divided into two sittings, with the second sitting to take place from 25 November to 11 December this year.

  2. “Eyes on the Prize…Act Now!” Working in the Caribbean to eliminate Child Labour in all its forms by 2025

    30 June 2021

  3. The time has come to ratify C190

    29 June 2021

    Adopted two years ago at the International Labour Conference, ILO Convention 190, is the first international treaty to address violence and harassment in the world of work. Last week, on 25 June 2021, it entered into force, marking a historic opportunity for member States to shape a future of work based on dignity and respect for all.

  4. Integrating contingency plans and post-disaster needs assessments to build more resilient labour markets

    29 June 2021

    ILO virtual workshop provides Caribbean constituents with practical training for crisis preparedness and response

  5. Confronting the pandemic with gender-equal business development for economic growth

    29 June 2021

    The COVID-19 situation is different from previous socio-economic crises in its depth and breadth. However, as in previous crises, women and men are not feeling its consequences the same way.

  6. ILO and UN Women: Time to put an end to violence and harassment in the workplace in Latin America and the Caribbean

    25 June 2021

    The Regional Offices of the ILO and UN Women called on the countries of the region to maintain leadership in the ratification of the international standard that entered into force this Friday. Only six countries have validated Convention 190, but three of them are Latin American: Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador.

  7. Labour market information as a practical policy tool for pandemic recovery

    23 June 2021

    Labour and social protection statistics play an essential role in how member States can achieve decent work for all - and in the ILO's support of their efforts. Such a role has gained an even greater momentum since the outset of the crisis.

  8. Guyana launches study of the socio-economic impact of the closure of GUYSUCO sugar estates on workers

    17 June 2021

    Research also examines the potential for greater competitiveness and productivity through green economy policies and emphasizes necessity of secure and stable livelihoods.

  9. Domestic Workers Convention marks its 10th anniversary

    16 June 2021

    ILO Caribbean Office Director's message to mark the milestone and support decent work for domestic workers

  10. ILO Convention for protecting domestic workers’ rights turns 10 yet inequalities persist

    16 June 2021

    Decent work has not yet become a reality for many domestic workers but a new ILO Project in Jamaica seeks to assist them in enjoying the same legal rights as formally employed workers.