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February 2017
Newsflash #79


A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
RIAL en Colombia
Ministers of Education  approve Inter-American Education Agenda
On February 10, Ministers of Education of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS)  approved in The Bahamas the
 Inter-American Education Agenda (IEA),  a milestone achievement in improving quality education in the Americas, as it codifies agreement on three concrete priorities: Quality, inclusive, and equitable education; Strengthening the teaching profession; and Comprehensive early childhood care. 
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February 15 and 16: Informative session on Call for Proposals for RIAL Bilateral Cooperation 
The call is open until March 1, 2017 and an information session will be held on February 15 (in Spanish) and another on February 16 (in English) to facilitate the submission of proposals.
  • To register for the information session in Spanish click here.
  • To register for the information session in English, click here.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MINISTRIES
Argentina: awareness campaign against child labor in Mar del Plata
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Bolivia: more than 200 rural education teachers participated in union training workshop
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Chile: subsidy to assist workers due to forest fires
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Colombia: new educational, digital and free platform to offer decent work opportunitiess
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Dominican Republic: with OAS support youth graduate in entrepreneurship and basic skills development
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El Salvador: more than 33 thousand young people start their first job
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Paraguay: the "work" factor enters the new organic charter of the Ministry of Education
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St. Kitts-Nevis: officials receive training in new labour system
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EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
OAS: Meeting of Working Groups and Preparatory Committee of XX IACML
April 26-28, 2017
Asuncion, Paraguay
OAS-FLACSO: Scholarship Opportunities
Deadlines to apply:
March 5 and April 2, 2017
ILO: 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour  
February 23-24, 2017
Kingston, Jamaica
ILO: The Future of Work we want - A  Global Dialogue
April 6-7, 2017
ILO Headquarters
ILO: Tripartite Meeting on Improving Employment and Working Conditions in Health Services
April 24-28, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
ILO: International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch
May 11-12, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
WEF: "The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017"

        
ILO: "2016 Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean"  
(Executive Summary)
ILO: "Latin America and the Caribbean - Towards the First Generation Free of Child Labor"   
(in Spanish)
ECLAC: "Economic and Social Panorama of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, 2016"  
WEF: "Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" 
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