April 2018
Newsflash #108

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
8th Summit of the Americas ends with approval of the Lima Commitment
Emphasizing that the prevention and fight against corruption are fundamental for the strengthening of democracy and the rule of law in the region, and as a result of the VIII Summit of the Americas held in Lima, Peru from April 12 to 14, Heads of Government and representatives of the hemisphere adopted the Lima Commitment "Democratic Governance against Corruption."
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Social actors, including workers and the private sector, participated in Summit of the Americas
On April 12, a dialogue between Social Actors and High-Level Government Representatives of the region was held in the framework of the Summit of the Americas. Multiple coalitions were able to express their opinions and recommendations on the theme of the Summit. The workers were represented by COSATE authorities.
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Planning Meeting of the XX IACML will be held to define Work Plan 2018-2020
On April 26 and 27, the authorities of the IACML will meet in Washington, D.C. to determine the Work Plan of the IACML that will be implemented through the RIAL, and which follows up on the mandates emanating from the XX IACML through the Declaration and Plan of Action of Bridgetown.

Peru appoints New Minister of Labor
Christian Sánchez Reyes was appointed Minister of Labor on April 4, 2018. He is a lawyer of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and Master in Legal Argumentation of the University of Alicante of Spain. He has been an official of the Ministry of Labor with extensive experience, including positions as Director General of Labor. Mr. Sanchez has participated in cooperation activities of the RIAL

Belize: Project to reduce Child Labor was launched
Chile: Labor Inclusion Law goes into force
Costa Rica: New guideline allows transfer of pension to same-sex couples
Suriname: Re-enacted National Commission for the Elimination of Child Labor 
Uruguay: Subscribed Transactional Agreement referred to compensation for night work
OAS: VIII Summit of the Americas
April 13-14, 2018
Lima, Peru
OAS: Planning Meeting of the XX CIMT
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, D.C.
ILO: Academy on Labor Migration
June 18-22, 2018
Panama City, Panama
OAS: Americas Competitiveness Exchange
June 24-29, 2018
Washington, D.C.
OAS: Scholarships Opportunities  
OAS: "The Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas..."
BANCO MUNDIAL: "Informe Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs."
ECLAC: "Preliminary Overview of the Economies of ..."
(in Spanish)    
ILO: "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018"
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