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2020

  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.

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    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

  4. Unemployment, informality and inactivity plague youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

    16 March 2020

    There are 9.4 million unemployed young people, 23 million do not study or work, and more than 30 million only get informal employment. The situation is worrying, and will become more complicated by the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19), said ILO Regional Director Vinícius Pinheiro.

  5. New ILO Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

    05 March 2020

    Mr Vinícius Carvalho Pinheiro, a national of Brazil, is the new Director of the Regional Office

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    ILO: Latin America and the Caribbean experience slight increase in unemployment, which could get worse in 2020

    27 January 2020

    A modest rise in unemployment at 8.1 per cent marks a labour outlook that is not positive, and could deteriorate this year if economic growth remains weak, says a new report from the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 25 million seek employment and do not find work in a region that faces growing demands for greater opportunities and equality.

2019

  1. The CCL and CEC announce joint programme of action on key labour and employment issues in the Caribbean

    13 December 2019

    During a meeting hosted ILO Office for the Caribbean on 11 December 2019, both regional organizations discussed critical issues affecting workers and employers and developed the framework for continued collaboration.

  2. Bid for the of Ford Focus

    25 November 2019

    The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean is pleased to invite you to submit a bid for the sale of a Station Wagon (5 door) Ford Focus, PCF 8514. The chassis number is: WF0WXXGCDW7577533. The car will be offered “WHERE IS, AS IS”. For more information, download the pdf document.

  3. ILO’s participation in the consultations on the cooperative act and policy in Trinidad and Tobago

    27 September 2019

    The ILO took part in the consultations on the national policy on cooperatives and the Co-operative Societies Act held by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development in Trinidad and Tobago.

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    Just transition commitments made by many countries at UN Climate Action Summit

    23 September 2019

    Prime Minister of Spain announces commitments made by close to 50 countries to create just transition plans designed to ensure ambitious climate action delivers significant social gains with decent green jobs.