Productive and decent jobs through sustainable business

Sustainable business has a major role to play in job creation. In June 2013, the ILO launched the Programme on Formalization of the Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean (FORLAC) to support governments and social partners.

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Promoting the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining

The principle of freedom of association has been at the core of the ILO's values since 1919, but there continue to be challenges in applying these principles:

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Strengthening labour administration and inspection for the achievement of decent work

A well functioning labour administration and inspection system is an institutional prerequisite for the achievement of decent work and is a system that requires support, capacity building and advisory services.

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Transition from the informal to the formal economy

The magnitude and persistence of the informal economy in Latin America and the Caribbean is a matter of concern for governments, workers and employers of the region.

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Giving rights and a voice to domestic workers

There are at least 53 million domestic workers worldwide, 83 per cent of whom are women. In Latin America and the Caribbean, approximately 17 million women are domestic workers. 78 per cent are in the informal economy.

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