Prime Minister Briefed on Three-Day International Labor Organization Workshop

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from representatives of the St. Maarten Labor Department, Government of Antigua and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on Thursday. During the visit the Prime Minister was briefed on the three day ILO Workshop which was centered on ILO Reporting and Conventions which ended on Thursday.


Among present at the PM’s Cabinet were Rafael Boasman and representatives of the St. Maarten Labor Department, Mr. Pierre-Francois Recoing of the International Labor Office, and Karis George ILO Desk Officer for the Government of Antigua.

The objective of the workshop was to raise awareness amongst the various Ministries within government as well as amongst worker oriented entities and organizations with regards to the various steps necessary with regards to reporting on conventions of the ILO. The department of Labor was also given information on the steps necessary for issuing reports as required by the ILO.

The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labor standards. It is the only ‘tripartite’ United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programs promoting Decent Work for all.