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Promoting closer economic integration for full employment and decent work in the Caribbean
Port of Spain (ILO News) - On 1 September 2014, the International Labour Organization (ILO), hosted a side event to the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September 2014 to discuss the future of economic integration in the Caribbean, its likely impact on the labour market, and how improved partnerships between government, private sector and the labour movement can contribute to better labour market outcomes for the region. The side event was facilitated by Mr Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General, Field Operations and Partnerships. READ MORE


UNTT Youth photography competition themed My Island, Our Caribbean
The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago (UNTT) has launched a photo competition to mark the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2014 and to coincide with the Third International Conference on SIDS, 1-4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa. Submissions must capture representations of contemporary life which depict living and working in Caribbean SIDS, linking them to Human Rights principles. Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2014. READ MORE


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)


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