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A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
July, 2019 
NEWSLETTER # 138
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Workers' and employers’ representatives in the XLIX OAS General Assembly 
On June 26th, representatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations participated in a dialogue with the Member States and the Secretary General within the 49th OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia. During their intervention, workers asked governments to promote a dynamic and non-hegemonic multilateralism and to establish policies for the protection of trade union representatives and migrant workers. On their part, the private sector highlighted the need to implement policies for gender equality, promote sustainable growth with environmental protection, and facilitate youth inclusion in the world of work. 
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X Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education began today   

The implementation of the Inter-American Education Agenda will be discussed in the 10th Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education, which began today in Washington, D.C. One of the agenda’s priority topics is to strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration between education and labor to generate competitive economies and decent work, which  has been addressed through several OAS joint initiatives. It is expected that, as a result from the Ministerial, Member States will adopt the Plan of Action of Antigua and Barbuda. 
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New Minister of Labor of Panama takes office 

With the innaguration of President Laurentino Cortizo on July 1st, Mrs. Doris Zapata Acevedo took office as Minister of Labor and Workforce Development of Panama. The Minister, who served as Vice-Minister of Labor from 2004 to 2009, stated that during her administration she will seek to promote policies to strengthen women and youth entrepreneurship, always within tripartism. 
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NEWS FROM THE MINISTRIES
 
Barbados: Ministry launches program to train youth on school-work transition 
Bolivia: Ministry launches new Public Employment Service  
Colombia: Ministry announces Special Temporary Work Permit for Migrants 
Guatemala: New initiative for labor inclusión of refugees 
Perú: Decree allows leave for medical care of people with dissabilities 
  Events   
OAS: Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education 
July 8 - 9th, 2019 
Washington, D.C., United States 
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World Bank: The Future of Work - Preparing for Disruption 
August - September, 2019 
Online 
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Publications             
ECLAC:Social programmes, poverty eradication and labour inclusion: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean
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ECLAC: Latin American Economic Outlook 2019: Development in transition 
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ILO: Women in Business and Management: The business case for change
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ILO: A quantum leap for gender equality: for a better future of work for all 
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ILO: Work for a brighter future 
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World Bank: World Development Report -  The changing nature of work 
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ILO: Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers 
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ILO: Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work: Building on 100 years of experience 
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