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This Meeting will include the participation of Ministers of Labour and senior officials from thirteen ILO member States and nine non-metropolitan territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Representatives from regional workers’ organizations and employers’ organizations will also be in attendance.
The three-day meeting will provide a forum for participating Caribbean world of work leaders to: exchange perspectives on the global, regional, and national actions required to accelerate the mainstreaming of social justice for transformative socio-economic development in the current multi-crisis context; address labour migration as a potential enabler of decent work and acceleration factor in Caribbean development, including the importance of systemic, rights-based, inclusive approaches, to addressing governance challenges in a hyper-mobile region; and examine Caribbean progress on Just Transition policy and institutional mechanisms and determine priorities for action and ILO technical assistance for the 2024-25 biennium. The opening ceremony of the Twelfth Subregional ILO Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers will take place on Tuesday 23 May between 9.00-10.30 AM at the Grand Ballroom of the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.
Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, will attend the opening ceremony virtually to deliver feature remarks.
Other speakers include: His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana The Honourable Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour, Guyana Ms. Claudia Coenjaerts, Director, ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Mr. Dennis Zulu, Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean Local media in Guyana: Accredited local media (in Guyana) will be provided with access to the 12th Caribbean Labour Ministers’ Meeting opening ceremony and press conference on 23 May 2023, as well as a post-closing press conference on 25 May 2023.
The application form for local accreditation is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDZQBK9 and must be completed and submitted by 19 May 2023. Further instructions for media will be provided upon accreditation.
Regional media - virtual attendance Regional media are invited to attend the 12th Caribbean Labour Ministers’ Meeting opening ceremony and press conference virtually by registering at Opening Ceremony / Press Conference Registration - Zoom . Once registered, further details will be provided on how to attend.
ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean
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