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RIAL Inter American Network for Labor Administration / Organization of American States

July 2014

Newsflash #27


A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

Barbados to host OAS labor meetings from September 17 to 19

The event, which will include the 2014 meetings of the Working Groups of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) and a RIAL Workshop on Social Dialogue for Formalization, will take place in Bridgetown. Details are available on the OAS website and RIAL Facebook page, and you can discuss the event on Twitter with the hashtag #WG_IACML. We hope to see you there!

Dr. Fredy Otarola takes office as new Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion of Peru

Dr. Otarola was sworn in during a ceremony with his predecessor Ana Jara Velasquez, who is now the President of the Council of Ministers. Read more >>

RIAL Cooperation between Guatemala and Mexico on Labor Inspection 

A delegation from the Ministry of Labor of Guatemala, headed by its Director General of Inspection, will visit the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of Mexico this week with the aim of learning about its procedures for the control and supervision of labor inspection. Read more >>

Presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador discuss child migrants at OAS

The three heads of state spoke at a meeting of the Permanent Council called to address the current crisis of unaccompanied child migrants. The Permanent Council later adopted a Declaration requesting that receiving countries fully respect the human rights of children and adolescent migrants. Read more >>

BRICS Trade Union Forum adopts declaration on sovereignty and integration for sustainable development 

Labor leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in parallel with their heads of state at the annual BRICS summit and adopted a declaration to promote decent work, social protection and the inclusion of trade unions in the new development bank being planned by the bloc. Read more >>

OAS offers scholarships for graduate studies in Brazil; RIAL members encouraged to participate 

More than 500 scholarships are available for Master’s and Doctoral programs, which include degrees in public policies, regional development and sociology. Read more >>
News from the Ministries

Bahamas: 2014 Labour Force Survey shows decrease in unemployment


Barbados: Report on gender and labor provides detailed, disaggregated statistics 


Belize ratifies ILO Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 


Bolivia creates wage chart to guarantee labor rights to domestic workers 


Bolivia promulgates code to protect the labor rights of children and adolescents  


Canada: New program to create jobs for underrepresented groups 


Colombia: Second International Telework Fair presents advancements  


Dominican Republic: Ministry of Labor fosters entrepreneurship by persons with disabilities 


El Salvador Ministry of Labor trains staff on gender inclusion


Guatemala: Ministry of Labor and Supreme Court sign cooperation agreement on receiving complaints digitally 


Jamaica launches new Social Protection strategy to address needs of most vulnerable 


Panama Ministry of Labor facilitates job insertion of workers with disabilities 


Uruguay advances in reincorporating prisoners into the labor market

Events and Publications

XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014

August 24-27
Frankfurt, Germany

18th Annual CAF Conference

September 3-4
Washington, D.C.

Meeting of Ministers of Labor of G-20

September 9-10
Melbourne, Australia

Meeting of the IACML Working Groups and RIAL Workshop on social dialogue for formalization

September 17-19
Bridgetown, Barbados

Caribbean Occupational Health and Safety Conference

October 8-10
St. George's, Grenada

ILO-OECD High Level Roundtable on Responsible Supply Chains in the Textile and Garment Sector 

September 29-30
Paris, France 

Meeting of the Ministers of Labor of Ibero-America

November 26-28

OAS: Inequality and Social Inclusion in the Americas

UNDP: Human Development Report 2014

ILO: Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

ILO: World of Work 2014: Developing with jobs

ILO: Access to and Effects of Social Protection on Workers living with HIV and their Households

IDB: The Politics of Policies: Revisiting the Quality of Public Policies and Government Capabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean

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