The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean undertakes activities in the region to support the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda. These include:
International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation
Since 1919, the International Labour Organization has developed and maintained a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean provides advice to member States and non-metropolitan territories on the interpretation and application of international labour standards.
Meetings and Advocacy
The ILO regularly convenes meetings at the international, regional, national and sectoral levels to examine social and labour issues of interest to governments, employers' and workers' organizations. Policies, strategies and initiatives for promoting decent work are the subjects of these meetings. They facilitate the exchange of news, knowledge-building and horizontal cooperation. Resource persons are drawn from within the ILO, government entities, employers' organizations, trade unions, regional and international institutions and civil society groups that are active in areas covered by the Decent Work Agenda.
Events and campaigns
The ILO organizes and participates in campaigns to raise public awareness about labour and social issues worldwide. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean collaborates with its tripartite partners to organize special events designed to raise awareness and understanding of the most pressing issues affecting the region. Examples of such special events are events commemorating the International Women's Day (8 March), the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28 April), World Day Against Child Labour (12 June) and World AIDS Day (1 December).
The ILO is the world’s major resource centre for information, analysis and guidance on matters relating to the world of work. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean conducts numerous training workshops and courses to build the knowledge and skills of the ILO’s constituents in the region. The fields in which training is offered in globalization; international labour standards; conciliation and mediation; labour inspection; labour statistics, information and communications technology; social security; occupational safety and health; SME development.
ILO’s technical cooperation projects are designed to make the Decent Work Agenda a reality at the national level. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean provides technical advice and support to constituents for the development of results-based project proposals and programmes, for project implementation and reporting on results by either implementing technical cooperation projects with their full participation or by providing advice on how to formulate project proposals and design programmes that will allow the constituents to make advances in achieving decent work for all.
Research and Publications
The ILO initiates and contributes to policy-oriented research on subjects relating to world of work in the changing global economy and in the context for deepening regional integration. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean publishes a variety of publications that focus specifically on social and labour issues in the countries in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.
Statistics and databases
Within the UN system, the ILO Bureau of Statistics is the focal point for labour statistics. The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean maintains a database of Caribbean labour statistics as well as a database of labour legislation that focuses on the countries of the region.
The ILO Decent Work Agenda is the balanced and integrated programmatic approach to pursue the objectives of full and productive employment and decent work for all at global, regional, national, sectoral and local levels. It has four pillars: standards and rights at work, employment creation and enterprise development, social protection and social dialogue. | BACK |