A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
May, 2019 
Everything is ready for the Workshop on "Skills for the Future" to take place in Chile 
Everything is ready for the Inter-sectoral Workshop on "Skills for the Future: Coordination between Ministries of Education and Labor", to take place on May 16 - 17th, in Santiago, Chile. The draft agenda has raised great expectations among participants, since aside from gathering 18 countries of the region, the Workshop will include presentations from representatives of the private and non-governmental sectors, including Google, Nestlé, Ford, MIT Laboratoria and Telefonica Foundation; as well as  international organizations such as the World Bank, IADB, ECLAC, CAF, OAS and CINTERFOR - ILO. 
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Latin America and the Caribbean commemorate International Workers' Day 

On May 1st, countries of Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated International Workers Day. On this date, which commemorates the long road to achieve recognition and respect of labor rights, the OAS-RIAL takes the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to strengthen and support labor administrations, cooperation and social dialogue in the region.
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The International Labour Conference will celebrate 100 years of the ILO 

The 108th Meeting of the International Labor Conference will take place on June 10 - 21st  in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, the conference will have the special element of commemorating 100 years since the creation of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Some of the Conference's documents are already available online, such as the draft program, agenda, and logistical information.
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Canada: Government launches Call for proposals for Union Training and Innovation Program 
Chile: Ministry announces Legislation to promote employability 
Guatemala: Ministry launches program of temporary labor migration 
Mexico: Labor Reform comes into force 
Paraguay: MTESS and Universities launch joint strategy on the Future of Work 
Peru: Government increases pension for retirees 
OAS:  Inter-sectoral Workshop on "Skills for the Future: Coordination between the Ministries of Education and Labor" 
May 16 - 17, 2019 
Santiago de Chile
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ECLAC: Workshop on the Creation of Capabilities for the internationalization of SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean 
May 13 - 14th 
Washington, D.C. 
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ILO: 108th Meeting of the International Labour Conference 
June 10 - 21 st 
Geneva, Switzerland
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OAS-CIM-Education Portal:  Course on Gender Equality, rights and Equity
Until May 24th, 2019 
(In Spanish)
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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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ILO: A quantum leap for gender equality: for a better future of work for all 
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OAS: Implementation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the framework of the PIDS (In Spanish)
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ECLAC: The identification of labor skills gaps in Latin America: Experiences and lessons (in Spanish)
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ILO: Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers 
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ILO: Work for a brighter future 
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ECLAC: Social Panorama of Latin America 2018 
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World Bank: World Development Report -  The changing nature of work 
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