The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its Members have decided to implement a Future of Work Initiative that will culminate at the centennial International Labour Conference in 2019. The rationale behind the Future of Work Initiative1 is to reflect on the transformational changes taking place in the world of work, to understand the processes of change and to respond effectively so as to advance the shared commitment to decent work for all as reflected in the global 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and ILO’s mandate of social justice.
Against this backdrop, the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean together with the ILO Research Department, in partnership with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies, were interested in determining the current knowledge on selected key themes - as well as research orientation in the region for the near future - with the ultimate goal of determining research gaps in order to address them in the most suitable way.
The ILO-SALISES Consultation brought to the fore several issues pertinent to the future of work in the Caribbean. Among these, however, emerged a particular set of research themes which reappeared throughout the day’s discussion, arguably constituting the most promising avenues for future research in the region.
For further information visit the event website: http://www.ilo.org/caribbean/