October 2018 
Newsflash #120

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
Inter-American Council for Integral Development discusses "Education and Employment in a Changing World of Work" 
On October 2, representatives of the OAS Member States engaged in a discussion on the challenges and the need for greater coordination between education and employment to respond to the accelerated technological changes and the trends of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. The meeting included presentations by expert guest speakers. 
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The 19th American Regional Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) concludes
Delegations composed of governments, workers and employers from all the countries of the Americas met in Panama City from October 2 to 5, to discuss strategies and policies for productive development, labor formalization, social security and job training within the framework of the 19th Regional Meeting of ILO. The OAS was present and shared the progress it has made in strengthening the link between Ministries of Labor and Education in the region.
The VIII Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Education (CIE) was held 
On October 4 and 5, the 8th regular meeting of the CIE was held at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.  The meeting promoted dialogue among the OAS Member States and education partners to coordinate the implementation of initiatives and programs that support and strengthen the actions established in the three pillars of the Inter-American Education Agenda, among other important topics.
Guatemala has a new Minister of Labor  
On September 18, Gabriel Bladimir Aguilera Bolaños was appointed Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala. From September 19, 2017, Mr. Aguilera served as Vice-Minister of Social Security and Employment. 
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Canada: Program to benefit parents of young victims of crime is launched
Ecuador: Ministry signs agreement for transition of young interns into enterprises
Mexico: Office of the Labor Prosecutor (PROFEDET) obtains distinction for good labor practices
Peru: Ministry of the Environment signs a collective agreement with the Worker's Trade Union
United States: DOL awards workplace safety and health training grants to assist in educating workers and job creators 
Uruguay: Delegation of the Ministry visits Chile to exchange knowledge with ChileValora in the framework of South-South Cooperation
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OAS: Hemispheric Workshop on "Strategies to improve compliance with labor legislation" 
December 6 - 7, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
OAS: X Americas Competitiveness Exchange
October 21-  27, 2018
California, USA
OAS: Scholarship opportunities
RIAL: "We reached 100 Bilateral Cooperations!"
ILO: "Digital Labour Platforms and the Futute of Work"
"JP Morgan Chase_ The Online Platform Econopmy" 
CIM: "Atlas of the struggle of women: 90 years of the Inter-American Comission of Women"
ILO: "Future of Work issue Briefs" 
OAS: "The Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas"
ILO: "Formalization policies in Latin America and the Caribbean"
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