A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
April, 2019 
Expansion of Social Protection, cornerstone of the Plan of Action of Guatemala 2019 - 2020
During the OAS IV Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Social Development, held in Guatemala City on March 28 - 29, the Plan of Action of Guatemala 2019 - 2021 was approved. One of its main objectives is to "progress toward the development of nationally-determined social protection systems (...) in pursuit of broad coverage, particularly, for vulnerable groups". Among its other objectives are the establishment of measurements of multi-dimensional poverty, and the promotion of public policies aimed to guarantee good quality of life. 
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RIAL Portfolio of Programs proved to be a very useful tool for the Ministries 

The RIAL Portfolio of Programs, which is online and open to all, was the key tool through which the Ministries of Labor found their partners for Bilateral Cooperation within the 12th RIAL Call. Out of the 47 proposals received , 34 of the providing institutions were identified through the Portfolio. This proves it to be a valuable information bank of good labor practices , and highlights the importance of keeping it updated. All Ministries are invited to upload new programs and update the existing ones. Please direct any questions on how to do so to
The Portfolio of Programs currently has 165 good practices from the Ministries of Labor of the region.

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OAS 2019 General Assembly will have "Innovating to Strengthen Hemispheric Multilateralism" as its main theme 

The 49th OAS General Assembly will take place in Medellin, Colombia, from June 26th to 28th under the theme "Innovating to Strengthen Hemispheric Multilateralism". As in previous years, a dialogue between the Heads of Delegation, the Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General with the representatives of civil society, workers, private sector, and other social actors will take place within the Assembly. During this dialogue, the different actors will have the opportunity to share their perspectives and recommendations on the Assembly's theme. 
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Barbados: Ministry launches Committee on Social Justice 
Ecuador: Through workshop, officials are sensitized on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Guatemala: Ministry launches the first center for integral childhood attention 
Mexico: Pilot program to incorporate domestic workers to social security is launched 
Peru: MTPE presents app to report corruption cases 
United States: DOL launches toolkit to create mental health-friendly workplaces 
OAS:  Inter-sectoral Workshop on "Skills for the Future: Coordination between the Ministries of Education and Labor" 
May 16 - 17, 2019 
Santiago de Chile
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ECLAC: Latin America and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development 2019 
April 16 and 17 
Santiago de Chile
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OAS-CIM-Education Portal:  Course on Gender Equality, rights and Equity
Until May 24th, 2019 
(In Spanish)
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ILO: A quantum leap for gender equality: for a better future of work for all 
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OAS: Implementation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the framework of the PIDS (In Spanish)
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ECLAC: The identification of labor skills gaps in Latin America: Experiences and lessons (in Spanish)
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ILO: Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers 
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ILO: Work for a brighter future 
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ECLAC: Social Panorama of Latin America 2018 
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World Bank: World Development Report -  The changing nature of work 
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