September 28, 2020

Saint Lucia and the Bahamas to host ILO-Brazil Mission on “Improving School-to-Work Transition to Prevent Child Labour”


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Port of Spain (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of , will be undertaking a South-South Cooperation Mission to (6th-7th March 2017) and the Bahamas (9th-10th March 2017). This is the first of several planned missions within the framework of a regional capacity-building Project for the that are members of the ILO’s Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of . The Project, which focuses on apprenticeships (School-to-work transition) as a response to issues, commenced in July 2016 with the launch of Rapid Assessments of in the Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The visiting Delegation will be comprised of experts and officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the Ministry of Education of Brazil, the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC); and the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean and ILO Brazil.

As part of the Mission, the national Departments of Labour, in collaboration with their respective Ministries of Education, have organized seminars and site visits that will allow for more in-depth information sharing by the Brazilian team and discussions with local stakeholders. The exercise will also be used to explore and identify other specific opportunities for the countries to receive targeted technical assistance from the Government of Brazil in the area of school-to-work transition.–en/index.htm

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