Regional priorities discussed at 2018 ILO conference

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson represented Jamaica at the 2018 International Labour Conference held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

A meeting was also convened among Caribbean Community (Caricom) labour ministers and director general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder.

A labour ministry release said Minister Robinson, in representing her Caricom colleagues, sought the ILO's continued partnership in key areas including:

• Assisting the region in transitioning establishments from the informal to formal economy;

• Building the region's resilience to the impact of natural disasters, migration, and health issues including HIV/AIDS; and

• Undertaking labour market research in the region to inform curriculum development and training.

The release said Ryder endorsed, as a priority, the building of mitigation strategies to build greater resilience to the impact of natural disasters, migration, and health issues impacting work.

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