Committee
Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee
Country
Haiti

Author

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SOCIAL, HUMANITARIAN, AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE - Republic of Haiti

Topic A - International Labour Standards

Haiti suffers from its situation of being the poorest country of the American continent, with 72% of Haitians living under the poverty rate (less than $2 per day) and an employment rate of 27%. Since January 2015, the minimum wage in Haiti has been fixed to 240 gourdes ($5) for an 8 hours day. It is still insufficient to cover the basic needs of the population, and that is why workers claim for an increase to 500 gourdes a day. The earthquake that hit the country in 2010 had huge consequences over all the sectors, and those consequences are still felt today, which is important to remind.

Working conditions in Haiti is a sensitive issue since working rights are not always respected. The problem is particularly obvious for women working in factories: unpaid maternity leave, sanitation issues, working ...