A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
October 2019  
World Day of Decent Work 2019 
The World Day of Decent Work, an initiative of the International Labour Organization, was commemorated on October 7th, to reaffirm the commitment of all actors to achieve that all forms of work take place in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, respecting the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination. Within the 2030 Agenda, Decent Work is one of the axis of Sustainable Development Goal #8. 
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New Minister of Labor appointed in Costa Rica 
On October 3rd, Geannina Dinarte Romero was sworn in as Minister of Labor and Social Security of Costa Rica. Mrs. Dinarte holds a degree on Political Science with emphasis in Government and Public Policy, and a Masters on Project Management. She served as Minister and Vice-Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce during the 2014 – 2018 administration. 
As Minister of Labor, Mrs. Dinarte has expressed her interest in working to increase formal employment, as well as labor insertion, always through a perspective of social dialogue. 

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Barbados: Ministry launches research institute for development and entrepreneurship 
Brazil: Labor Secretary calls to defend freedom of associatin in meeting with BRICS Ministers 
Chile: President Piñera leads work group on labor laws and quality of life 
Panamá: Ministry presents Project “Aprender Haciendo” (Learn by doing) 
ILO - OAS: Creating a better Future of Work, Together 
November 19
Washington, D.C. 
Meeting of the Working Groups and 1st Preparatory of the XXI IACML
December 3 - 5, 2019 
Quito, Ecuador 
OAS: Financing opportunities: Rowe Fund 
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OAS: Courses on the Education Portal of the Americas 
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OAS: Scholarship opportunities 
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The Future of Work: What will be the Impact of Digitalization, and What To Do?

(In Spanish) 
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Women in the world of Work: ongoing challenges to effective equity in Latin America and the Caribbean

(In Spanish) 
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ILO: Women in Business and Management: The business case for change
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ILO: Work for a brighter future 

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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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