The U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Kelly Fay Rodríguez visited Colombia May 11-14 to support efforts to promote workers’ rights and protections. During the visit, which included meetings with the Ministries of Labor and Interior, the Biden-Harris Administration and the Petro Administration expressed shared priorities on labor issues, including ensuring workers are able to exercise their rights to organize, bargain collectively, and work in safe and decent workplaces, free from discrimination. The United States supports Colombia’s efforts to address international labor commitments, including recommendations made by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, which include addressing abusive subcontracting and strengthening collective bargaining rights through legal reforms and enhanced labor law enforcement. Strong adherence to international labor standards set by the International Labor Organization helps ensure workers around the world prosper from economic growth and contribute to vibrant democracies. Such adherence also helps ensure resilient global supply chains and a more inclusive and durable trading system.