A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
September, 2019  
Ministries of Labor of Costa Rica, Uruguay, Peru and Mexico, participants of last week's RIAL Cooperation Activities 
Two RIAL Bilateral Cooperation Activities selected within the 12th Call took place during the week of September 9th  to 13th. A delegation from Costa Rica´s Ministry of Labor, led by Vice-Minister Ricardo Marin, travelled to Uruguay to learn first-hand about strategies  to protect the rights of domestic workers, which will allow them to develop an Implementation Pilot Plan  of ILO Convention 189. Also, an expert form the Mexico´s Ministry of Labor traveled to Lima, Peru, to provide direct technical assistance on Labor Inspection. These two successful cooperations make a total of four completed this year, and 110 since the RIAL was created.  A big thank you to all participants! 
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G20 Ministers of Labor adopt Declaration on the Future of Work 

The adoption of the Declaration “Shaping a Human-Centered Future of Work” was the result of the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, which took place in Japan on September 1-2, 2019. In this document, G20 governments shared their views and next steps within a changing world of work. The importance to adapt labor policies to demographical and technological changes (including new forms of employment based on platforms), gender equity, and life-long education and training are among the priority topics addressed. 
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Debate on regulating digital labor platforms is crucial: ILO
During his intervention in the G20 Meeting of Ministers of Labor, ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, highlighted the importance of debating the regulation of digital labor platforms, especially those that are web-based, which allow workers in any part of the world to be engage in micro-tasks for employers that are someplace else. Mr. Ryder emphasized that geographical dispersion in these new forms of work calls for a global response, and the development of an international governance system for digital labor platforms. 
This topic, which is also a priority in our hemisphere, will be one of the emphasisof the IACML Working Groups meeting, to take place from December 3 to 5 in Quito, Ecuador. 

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Barbados: Ministry launches Job Start Plus stakeholders meeting 
Brazil: Government installs working group to analyze labor market 
Canada: Government appoints first Federal Pay Equity Commissioner 
Chile: New program promotes labor inclusion of inmates 
Guatemala: Ministry launches new platform "Tu Empleo (Your Job)" to gather labor supply and demand
Mexico: Second migrant assistance center will open in Tijuana 
Trinidad and Tobago: Minister announces Labor Reform 
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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