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

October 2014

Newsflash #32

 

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

Colombia and Peru hold joint cabinet meeting, including agreement on RIAL

The cabinets of Colombia and Peru held a historic joint meeting on September 30, signing eleven separate agreements encouraging future cooperation in various aspects of governance, social development, education, and other areas, including establishing a Roadmap in the area of labor cooperation. They also agreed to use the RIAL as a mechanism for achieving their common goals. 
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Minister of Labour of Trinidad and Tobago visits OAS

Minister Errol McLeod attended a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development on October 3, where he presented remarks on his country’s efforts on business development, noting that “businesses are as strong as their workers.” . Read more >>

Panama and Ecuador hold RIAL cooperation activity on child labor 

A delegation from Ecuador visited Panama from September 22 to 26 for technical assistance on eradicating child labor and protecting adolescent workers. Participants noted that there were many similarities between the two countries’ situations and that the lessons learned would contribute to improving children’s educations and lives.  Read more >>

ILO to hold American Regional Meeting next week, Oct. 13-16

The meeting to be held in Lima, Peru, is held every four years and brings together political, social and economic actors from across the Hemisphere. Read more >>
News from the Ministries

Argentina: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner promulgates Registered Labor Act

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Bolivia signs agreement with World Bank to build on My First Decent Job program  

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Chile: President Michelle Bachelet promulgates Tax Reform law

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Costa Rica: Ministry of Labor presents National Occupational Health Policy

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Dominican Republic: Ministry of Labor and industrial sector implement job training and placement program 

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Costa Rica interested in replicating Ecuadorian program for eradication of child labor

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Mexico: Labor secretariat opens call for earning the “Mexico without Child Labor” badge

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Panama: “Yes, I Comply” program recognizes best labor practices 

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“Score Peru” project launched to promote small and medium enterprises 

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St. Vincent: Pilot Job Openings and Labour Turnover Survey (JOLTS) prepared with ILO and OECS 

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U.S. solicits partners for project to strengthen labor inspectorate of Peru 

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Events and Publications

Working Group Meetings & RIAL Workshop

September 17-19
Bridgetown, Barbados
All presentations and documents now available

World Day for Decent Work 

October 7

ILO 18th American Regional Meeting

October 13-16
Lima, Peru

RIAL Bilateral cooperation on conflict prevention & resolution: Colombia-Peru

October 21-24
Bogota, Colombia

ILO: Director-General's report: 21st century challenges for the Americas

ILO FORLAC: Notes on Formalization 

ILO: Transitioning from the informal to the formal economy 

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