August 2018 
Newsflash #116

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
OAS celebrates the First Inter-American Week for Indigenous Peoples 
From August 6 to 10, the Organization of American States celebrated the First Inter-American Week of Indigenous Peoples with a series of activities designed to highlight the culture, traditions, languages ​​and other contributions of these communities. 
Last arrangements to begin RIAL Bilateral cooperation activities
The delegations of Ecuador and Honduras are preparing to travel to Panama and Colombia, respectively, within the framework of the RIAL. The officials of the Ministry of Labor of Ecuador will learn about the Panamanian experience on Youth Employment, while Honduran officials will be instructed about the Colombian practices regarding the eradication of Child Labor. Good luck!
Colombia has a new Minister of Labor 
On August 7, Alicia Arango took office as Minister of Labor of Colombia. Appointed by the new President, Iván Duque, Alicia Arango has worked in public service under various positions, in addition to serving as representative of Colombia to the United Nations and the International Labor Organization.
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Workers from the US and Uruguay will be able toa add years worked in both countries for retirement
On August 3, the United States Congress ratified the Social Security agreement with Uruguay. This allows that the national workers who have divided their careers in both countries, will be able to compute for their labor history the years worked legally in each one, facilitating that they reach the years required for their retirement.
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Bahamas: Government Enters Loan Agreement to Increase Employability for the Youth
Chile: President and Minister of Labor Present "Universal Nursery" for Working Mothers
United States: DOL Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day
Jamaica: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Travel to Canada to Participate in a Summer Job Program 
Panama: MITRADEL goes for Gender Equality with the Public Sector Badge 
Paraguay: MTESS certifies People With Disabilities for their inclusion to the labor market
Peru: MTPE installs Commission to elaborate Occupational Safety and Health rules for the Construction Sector 
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ILO - First interregional media professional workshop on forced labor and fair recruitment
September 3 - 5, 2018
ILO: Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education
September 18-20, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
OAS: X Americas Competitiveness Exchange
October 21-27, 2018
California, USA
OAS: Scholarship opportunities for masters and doctorates in Brazil  
OAS: Publication on Summit of the Americas: The Joint Summit Working Group"
ILO: "Present and Future of Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean" "
(in Spanish)
World Bank: "Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 ..." "
The World Bank: "Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets"
IDRC/CRDI: "Artificial Intelligence and Human Development ..."        
Caribbean Development Bank: "Financing the Blue Economy: A Caribbean Development Opportunity..."
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