Kingston (ILO News) - Following two days of deliberation on realizing decent work under the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Ministers of Labour and other high-level representatives of the Ministries and Departments of Labour of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, adopted their Conclusions for action on key themes for the Caribbean growth, development and labour rights challenges:
- Elevating Decent Work to the national and regional policy level and the role of social partnership;
- Non-standard forms of employment;
- Harmonization of labour laws;
- Regional Initiative: Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour;
- Skilled Workforce for Sustainable Growth and Development;
- Improving productivity and competitiveness: the role of the labour management relations and transitioning to formality;
- Labour cooperation in the region.
ILO Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder
“The objectives have been realized. You have defined a clear set of priorities and we as ILO depart with a much clearer understanding of the challenges, how to address them and what your expectations are” ...
ILO Director-General,congratulated the delegations stating that he was encouraged by the assets constituents brought to the process and the “strength of the determination of Governments, Employers and Workers to come together to deal with the challenges. This is not a given in many parts of the world.” He was committed to make sure the distinctive nature of the Caribbean constituency forms part of the ILO global community. He expressed sincere appreciation to the host country Jamaica and all participants.