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VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
January 2020 
NEWSLETTER # 149
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OAS-RIAL launches 13th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation
We begin the year with great news! We just launched the 13th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation, an opportunity for the Ministries of Labor of the region to share their knowledge and experiences, and obtain funding to strengthen their strategies and programs.
From January 15th until February 20th, the Call will be open for Ministries to submit their proposals following the guidelines. On February 3rd, OAS-RIAL will hold an Information Webinar in English (January 30th in Spanish) to support the presentation of proposals and find the best allies for cooperation.
We invite all Ministries to submit their proposals!
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ILO publishes the report “World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020”
 
On Monday, January 20th, the International Labor Organization (ILO) published the report “World Employment and Social Outlook–Trends 2020,” which analyzes global and regional challenges of the labor market. Likewise, it provides inputs on the advancements made in each of them, such as labor underutilization, workers poverty, and wage inequalities, among others.
A useful online tool will be made available to the general public to consult the data used on the report (both by country and by topic).
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Minister of Labor of Guatemala takes office

On Tuesday, January 14th, Mr. Rafael Alberto Lobos Madrid took office as Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala, as a part of the cabinet of President Alejandro Giammattei. 
Mr. Lobos Madrid holds a law degree from the University of San Carlos, and a master degree in Political Science with a specialization in Economic and Social Development. He has served as legal advisor to the Congress, manager of the National Electrification Institute, and Vice-Minister of Labor.

 



 
NEWS FROM THE MINISTRIES
 
Brazil: Government announces measures to accelerate access to Social Security 
 
Colombia: Young adults without work experience will be linked to state institutions 
Costa Rica: Luxury pensions will go towards fighting poverty
 
Dominican Republic: Ministry of Labor receives recognition from the LGBT Chamber of Commerce
México: Ministry presents strategy “Month 13” of its youth employment program to state Secretaries of Labor
 
  Events   
American Competitiveness Exchange
May 17-20
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Deadline to submit proposals for the 13th RIAL Call
February 20
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ECLAC: XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
Santiago, January 27-31
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OAS: Courses on the Education Portal of the Americas 
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OAS: Opportunities for Funding (Rowe Fund)
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OAS: Scholarship opportunities 
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Publications             

ILO: World Employment and Social Outlook-Trends 2020
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Telework in the 21st century: An evolutionary perspective

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The Future of Work: What will be the Impact of Digitalization, and What To Do?

(In Spanish) 
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ECLAC:Social programmes, poverty eradication and labour inclusion: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

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ECLAC: Latin American Economic Outlook 2019: Development in transition 
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ILO: Women in Business and Management: The business case for change
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Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Evolution of and prospects for women’s labour participation in Latin America
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