Attorney General and Minister of Labour, the Hon. Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin is currently in Jamaica, representing Antigua and Barbuda at the 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers taking place under the theme “Realizing Decent Work under the 2030 Agenda”.
The 10th ILO Meeting has four main objectives. It will review the progress being made by the countries and the region since the last Meeting in 2015 in promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable development with productive employment and decent work in line with Goal 8 of the SDGs.
Participants will also consider the Future of Work Initiative; this is an important part of the ILO’s Centenary Initiative.
A discussion of the main challenges and opportunities necessary to advance towards a better future of work in the Caribbean is also high on the agenda.
The forum also aims to determine the mix of policies needed to promote growth that is fair, inclusive and sustainable and to explore how the Decent Work Agenda can be effectively integrated in the national articulations of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agendas.
The meeting will also aim to identify and share good practices that can be replicated in addressing the challenges above, and to assess how the ILO can strengthen its support to member States and the region in developing responses.
The high level meeting will conclude on Friday.