A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
February, 2019 
18 countries participated on Information Webinars on RIAL Bilateral Cooperation
Ministries of Labor of 18 countries  participated in the Informative Webinars on the 12th Call for Bilateral Cooperation of the RIAL,  held on February 5 and 6, in Spanish and English, respectively. During the virtual meetings, the attendees were able to learn more on the preparation of proposals to access financing of cooperation activities, and participated in a match-making exercise to identify partners for cooperation
The deadline to submit applications to the OAS Technical Secretariat is February 25.
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ILO, IOM, FAO and OAS present project for the socio-economic inclusion of Venezuelan migrants 

To promote economic, labor and social inclusion of people displaced by the crisis in Venezuela, officials from the ILO, IOM, FAO and OAS presented the project "Venezuelan Immigration in South America: support for socio-economic insertion in host countries". The presentation was held before representatives of the countries where the program will be implemented (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), and Permanent Observers of the OAS.
During their visit, the delegations also participated in a thematic session of the OAS Committee on Migration Issues (CAM). 

Countries urged to act on universal social protection

Within the framework of the conference "Together to achieve Universal Social Protection" held at the headquarters of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP2030), issued a call to action for countries to develop their national social protection systems in order to achieve universal coverage. This Partnership, created by the World Bank and the ILO in 2016, warned that to this day, more than half of the world's population does not have access to even one Social Protection benefit.
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OAS to provide virtual course on "Strategic Planning with a Gender Approach"  

The Educational Portal of the Americas, along with the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), will hold a virtual course "Strategic Planning with a Gender Approach", aimed at improving the effectiveness of projects, programs and public policies formulated for gender equity. The course starts on March 25th and has a duration of 10 weeks, in Spanish only. The deadline to register is February 14th. 
Register Here (Spanish only) 

Grenada assumes the Chair of CIDI 

On January 31, the Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Yolande Yvonne Smith, assumed the Chair of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC. CIDI is the entity of the OAS responsible for promoting partnership for integral development with the objective of contributing to the elimination of poverty.
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Barbados: Ministry launches Instagram competition to promote labor values in schools 
Canada: Workers’ health and safety at the heart of discussions between provincial labour ministers
Chile: SENCE to provide training towards the "electric car revolution" 
Costa Rica: Through tripartite agreement, Decent Work 2019 - 2023 Program is launched 
Guatemala: From now on, employers must present reports online and not physically 
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Mexico: Pilot program to provide social security to domestic workers is approved 
Peru; New legislation regulates 30-day vacations 
St. Kitts and Nevis: Youth Summer Internship Programme is launched
Uruguay: Agreement is signed for the labor insertion of vulnerable youth
OAS: Strategic Planning with a Gender Approach
Deadline: February 14th 
Register here (Spanish only) 
OAS: 7th University Internationalization Seminar 
February 25th - March 1st, 2019 
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OAS: Scholarship opportunities 
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ILO: Tripartite encounter on the Future of Work in Peru 
February 14th, 2019 
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ILO: Work for a brighter future 
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ILO: Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers 
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ILO: Towards universal social protection for children 
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World Bank: World Development Report -  The changing nature of work 
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