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The Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of  Programme Assistant.
Deadline: 8 September 2014.


Small Island Developing States: Can closer economic integration bring more decent work in the Caribbean?
A high-level panel discussion at the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa on 1 September will bring together the ILO with policy makers, employer and worker representatives to discuss the feasibility and implications of greater economic integration in the Caribbean. The Director of the ILO Office for the Caribbean looks at some of the proposed measures and their implications for decent job creation. (01 Sept 2014) Read More


ILO to promote closer economic integration for full employment and decent work in the Caribbean at SIDS Conference in Samoa
Port-of-Spain - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a side event to call for closer economic integration for full employment and decent work as a path to sustainable development at the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September 2014.  The side event Promoting Closer Economic Integration for Full Employment and Decent Work in the Caribbean, to be moderated by ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo, will discuss existing and potential arrangements for closer economic and social integration as well as labour mobility within the region. (30 August 2014)


Maritime Labour Convention: Belize ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
On 8 July 2014, the Government of Belize deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Belize is the 62nd ILO member State and the eighth Member State of the Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Caribbean Region to have ratified this Convention. Belize’s merchant fleet consists of vessels of over 1.8 million gross tons in total. This ratification brings to 50 the total number of ILO Conventions ratified by Belize. (21 Jul 2014)


CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocqueRemarks by Secretary-General Of CARICOM at the twenty-sixth Meeting COHSOD
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General of CARICOM addresses the 26th Meeting of the Council For Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Labour and Gender at the CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana. ILO thanked for its assistance to the tripartite constituents in support of its promotion of Decent Work. (15 May 2014)


Training Programme on Anticipating Skills Needs FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF tvet, nta AND TOURISM INSTITUTIONS TO BE CONDUCTED
The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean and the Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (ILO/Cinterfor), with the support of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the National Industrial Training Service (SENAI), Brazil, will be hosting a joint Workshop on Anticipating Skills Requirements in Tourism: Occupational Trends and Emerging Demands at the ACS Secretariat in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on May 6th and 7th, 2014. (3 May 2014)


Employing people with disabilities: It’s right and smart
Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities. (2 April 2014)


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