November 2016
Newsflash #74

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
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22 Countries Signed the Youth Pact during the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government
During the XXV Ibero-American Summit held on October 28 and 29, the
Cartagena Declaration , the Cartagena Action Program  and the Ibero-American Youth Pact  were adopted. Among the highlighted points are the approval of more inclusion, more participation, more investment, and more youth rights as well as partnerships between universities, businesses and civil society that leads to an education that can contribute to youth employment.
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OAS Member States to Discuss Youth Employment
The Inter-Sectoral Workshop on Youth Employment will take place December 15 & 16 in Brazil, and will convene the OAS Ministries of Labor and Education  to discuss strategies to improve youth employment. Participants who 
wish to receive funding should send registrations by November 18.
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OAS Advances Towards the IX Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education
Ministries of Education met at the OAS headquarters from October 26 to 28 to consider and review the documents to be approved during the IX Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education to be held on February 9 and 10 of 2017 in The Bahamas. The result was the adoption of the Draft Inter-American Educational Agenda and Draft Declaration of Nassau.
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Mexico Launches Campaign Against Child Labor with the Support of the OAS Pan American Development Foundation
The Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare in partnership with the Pan American Development Foundation of the OAS, and other public and private organizations launched the campaign "Everyone Against Child Labour" which seeks to sensitize Mexican society, especially empower youth and college students to be agents of change in their communities in order to help students eliminate child labor.
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Argentina: First Meeting with Companies on Sexual Diversity in the Workplace
Bolivia: Training of Low Income Youth to Increase Employability and Labor Income
Colombia: Decree to Advance Formalization of Workers
Costa Rica: New Methodology in Labor Inspection Allows an Increase of Workers with Protected Rights
Guyana: New Agreement with Public & Private Sectors aimed at Enhancing Safety in the Health Management System at Workplace
Panama: Empowers Indigenous Women in Handicraft Techniques to Enter the Labor Market

Paraguay: First Job Fair for Indigenous People
St. Kitts and Nevis: Helping Prepare Youth for the Workforce
Trinidad and Tobago: Radio Campaign to Sensitize Workers and Employers on their Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
OAS/RIAL: Workshop on Youth Employment
December 15 & 16, 2016 Brasilia, Brazil
WEF: Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils
November 13 & 14, 2016 
OECD / CAF / ECLAC: "Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 - Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship"
ILO / UNDP: "Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Latin America Regional Study."  
(in Spanish) 
ILO: "Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy"
(new in Spanish) 
WEF: "The Global Gender Gap Report 2016"   
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