1. Panama ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    02 November 2022

    Panama is the 21st country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 which aims to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

  2. Low growth and global crisis slow job recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean

    01 September 2022

    The regional unemployment rate reached 7.9 per cent and returned to pre-pandemic levels, but the labour outlook in the region, also affected by the impact of the war in Ukraine, may be complicated by greater informality and working poverty, says the ILO.

  3. Ministries of Labour from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico exchange experiences on fair recruitment of migrant workers

    01 September 2022

    By hosting this exchange, the ILO seeks to contribute to efforts to improve fair recruitment processes for migrant workers.

  4. Following the Americas Summit Declaration on migration, ILO reaffirms its commitment to strengthening labour migration governance in the region

    29 June 2022

    ILO principles are reflected in the Summit declaration and new US guidance on temporary migrant workers

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    Social dialogue, key to strengthening safety and health at work

    28 April 2022

    Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the importance of an effective collaboration between social partners in preventing occupational accidents and diseases, says a new report from the ILO on World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  1. Pakistan floods 2022: Post Disaster Needs Assessment

    01 November 2022

  2. UN collaboration on social protection: Reaching consensus on how to accelerate social protection systems-building

    05 May 2022

    The objective of this publication is to work towards a consensus among UN agencies on how best to support countries to achieve progress towards universal social protection in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 April 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22.

  1. "Es muy importante que desde las Américas mandemos al mundo un mensaje común, tripartito, que no hay desarrollo que merezca el calificativo de humano sin trabajo decente y la democracia sólo se fortalece si hay mejores empleos para todos".
    Director General de la OIT, Guy Ryder

  1. The Government of Canada and ILO expand their partnership to strengthen institutional capacities in the governance of labour migration in Latin America

    16 August 2022

    Two new projects seek to strengthen the work of Ministries of Labor, Foreign Affairs, migration institutes, public employment services and vocational training institutions, as well as employers' and workers' organizations to integrate migrants and refugees

  2. Putting the focus on Decent Work and Labour Migration in Central America!

    13 December 2021

    The ILO launches a series of fact sheets to analyse the labour and migration profile of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, as well as a series of recommendations to promote decent jobs, improve working conditions and establish mechanisms to ensure social protection.

  3. Panamanian firms advance towards gender equality

    25 January 2021

    In the case of Panama, the decrease in the economic gender gap would have a considerable impact in the country´s economy, according to research by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).