A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
September, 2019  
ILO and OAS to celebrate the Centennial of the 1st International Labour Conference with high-level event 
Next November will be 100 years since the First International Labour Conference took place at the building of the Pan-American Union (today the Main Building of the Organization of American States). This Conference did not only witness the birth of the ILO, but was, in a world that had just taken the first steps towards recovering from the horrors of World War I, the first meeting of an International Organization. It was followed by the first meeting of the League of Nations, held in Paris in January, 1920. 
To commemorate this important date, celebrate 100 years of progress and, most importantly, reinforce the commitment of looking into the future together, next November 19th the ILO and OAS will host a high-level event under the theme “Creating a better Future of Work, together”, which will include the participation of the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, and the ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, as well as other special guests. 
Within the RIAL, experts from Argentina provided training to Mexican inspectors on identification and eradication of Child Labor 

On September 23 – 26, inspection officers and authorities from the Ministry of Labor of Mexico received technical assistance on prevention, identification and eradication of Child Labor from the Ministry of Production and Labor of Argentina. The activity took place within the 12th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation and allowed Argentina –recognized for its advancements in the fight against child labor -to share its lessons learned and provide labor inspectors with concrete tools to address this issue in Mexico.  
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Labor and Employment, axis of the United Nations General Assembly 
Labor and Employment topics took the center stage of the 74th United Nations General Assembly. First, during the important discussions on Climate Change held within the 2019 Climate Action Summit, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, ILO, Spain and Peru launched the Climate Action for Jobs initiative, which “provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being are at the center of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy”.  Also within the Assembly, the ILO hosted an event to call for Governments to ratify Convention 190 on harassment and violence. 
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Brazil: New Digital Job Portfolio to make hiring easier 
Colombia: Ministry of Labor launches strategy against sexual exploitation of children 
Costa Rica: President Alvarado signs new Law on Telework 
El Salvador: Ministry installs Labor Council 
Panama: Mitradel holds workshop on socio-emotional skills for domestic workers 
Peru: MTPE publishes instruments to prevent and sanction sexual harassment at work 
United States: USDOL issues final overtime rule to benefit American workers 
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 
World Bank: The Future of Work - Preparing for Disruption 
August - September, 2019 
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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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Women in the world of Work: ongoing challenges to effective equity in Latin America and the Caribbean

(In Spanish) 
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ECLAC:Social programmes, poverty eradication and labour inclusion: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

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ILO: Work for a brighter future 

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ILO: A quantum leap for gender equality: for a better future of work for all 
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ILO: Women in Business and Management: The business case for change
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ECLAC: Latin American Economic Outlook 2019: Development in transition 
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ILO: Working on a Warmer Planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work" 
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