ILO in the Caribbean

COVID-19 and the world of work

  1. A 10 step tool for a safe and healthy return to work in times of COVID-19

    This tool was developed to assist employers, workers and their representatives to adopt preventive measures in the workplace against the risk of contagion of COVID-19 and other risks associated with the pandemic; encourage effective social dialogue on OSH as a key element for a safe and healthy return to workplaces; and promote good practices at sector and establishment levels in the formulation of OSH protocols to address safety and health in times of COVID-19, based on, among others, preventive principles and social dialogue.

  2. COVID-19 and the world of work

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.


  1. ILO continues work on comprehensive review of Suriname’s Social Protection System

    17 February 2023

    The work that is being conducted is intended to lead to a reform proposal aimed at providing rights-based, universal, adequate, sustainable and responsive social protection coverage throughout one’s life cycle.

  2. National External Collaborator (Consultant) for the Elaboration of the National Apprenticeship Policy for The Bahamas

    15 February 2023

    The main objective of this assignment is the development of a National Apprenticeship Policy (NAP) for The Bahamas and its respective action plan. The NAP should be elaborated following a participatory, consultative, and technically informed planning process, including extensive consultations with the main stakeholders. New extended deadline for submission of proposal: 10 March 2023.

  3. © Ministry of Labour, Suriname 2023

    Suriname signs Decent Work Country Programme III

    13 February 2023

    On Friday 10 February 2023, Suriname officially signed its third DWCP. DWCPs are the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support to countries and have two main objectives: to promote decent work and its normative framework as a key component of national development strategies; to organize ILO’s knowledge, instruments, advocacy and cooperation at the service of tripartite constituents in a results-based framework to advance the decent work agenda.


  1. Training workshop on labour inspection strategies: Innovations in planning and implementation for modernization and sustainability

    13 - 15 December 2022

  2. Communication with children at risk of/ in situations of child labour

    29 November - 1 December 2022

    The workshop will cater for up to 35 officials from the Mol Labour Inspectorate Unit, OSHA, Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) and Children’s Authority.

  3. Launch of the 2022 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research

    26 September 2022

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 26th September 2022 at 13:30 (CET-Geneva time). "Trade Union Revitalization: Organizing new forms of work including platform workers" will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.