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

June 2015

Newsflash #48

 

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

Department of Social Inclusion
SEDI, OAS

Workers’ and employers’ representatives participated in the 45th General Assembly of the OAS

Representatives from both sectors shared their visions on the present and future of the Organization of American States during the Dialogue carried out with the Heads of Delegation, the Secretary General, and the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS. This event was carried out within the framework of the General Assembly that will continue until June 16th in Washington D.C.
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Carlos Doménico Ulban is the new Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala

The new Minister, who was previously the Deputy Secretary of Social Welfare and Labor, will continue supporting the policies of his predecessor in terms of looking for consensus and employment generation. 
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In Geneva, Colombia and Mexico advanced on the XIX IACML agenda

At the International Labour Conference, both countries met to analyze the topics of discussion for the next IACML, which will be held on November 18 and 19 in Cancun, Mexico. 
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José Manuel Salazar Xirinachs is the new Director of the ILO for Latin America and the Caribbean

The new Director, who took office on June 1st, highlighted the importance of promoting inclusive growth and creating more jobs as a way to close the productivity gap and reduce inequality in the region.
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Dr. Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian participated in the launch of the Working Paper Series on Politics in the Americas 

The Director of the Department of Social Inclusion moderated a dialogue on democracy and inequality at the event. The speakers and participants highlighted the progress made and the challenges that still remain in the region.  
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News from the Ministries

Brazil removed 5,600 children from Child 

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Chile ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention

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Colombia’s experience with “Equipares” seal will be the focus of a bilateral cooperation activity with El Salvador, as part of the RIAL 

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Ecuador was excluded from the list of countries who do not comply with ILO agreements

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MoL of El Salvador trains its officials on gender equality 

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Mexico moves forward in the eradication of Child Labor

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The Dominican Republic is closer to reaching its goal of creating 400,000 jobs

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USDOL will contribute to the Workforce Innovation Fund 

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EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS

ILO SPECIAL

The 104th International Labour Conference concludes 

ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

World Day Against Child Labour Commemoration

World of Work Summit: Climate Change and the World of Work

OAS: 45th General Assembly “Present and future of the OAS”

June 15-16, 2015
Washington D.C

OAS & PAHO: Launch of the Inter-American Taskforce on Non-Communicable Diseases

June 17th, 2015

ECLAC: Workshop on green indicators for companies

June 17th, 2015

OAS: Master and Ph.D programs in Brazil

Deadline
July 15th, 2015

OAS: Desigualdad Política: Serie de Ensayos Sobre Política en las Américas

OAS: Democratic Governance 

TCF: Virtual Labor Organizing: Could Technology Help Reduce Income Inequality?

ILO: World Report on Child Labour 2015: Paving the way to decent work for young people

ILO: Notas sobre las tendencias de la inspección del trabajo

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