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

March 2015

Newsflash #42

 

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

Successful wrap-up of RIAL bilateral cooperation Call for proposals with 64 proposals received

The 8th RIAL Call for proposals closed on March 13th with a record number of applications: 64 proposals involving 22 governments of the region. This RIAL tool allows direct cooperation among Ministries of Labor, and has shown excellent results so far. The selected proposals will be announced by April 15th 
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The new OAS Secretary General will be elected on Wednesday, March 18th 

The General Assembly in its 49th special session will elect the new Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS
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OAS labor ministerial process continues with Working Groups’ and Preparatory meeting in Colombia from April 28th to 30th

Ministries of Labor from the hemisphere, workers and employer representatives, and delegates from international organizations will meet in Cartagena from April 28th to 30th to analyze strategies to improve labor inclusion, among other topics. Additionally, the negotiation process for the next OAS Ministerial Conference will initiate
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Agreement signed to strengthen tripartite cooperation in the Caribbean

A tripartite agreement between ILO and the Confederations of Employers and Workers of the Caribbean (CEC and CLC) was launched during the 9th ILO Conference of Ministers of Labor of the Caribbean to promote better collaboration 
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News from the Ministries

Argentina continues to promote social inclusion of the LGBTTI population

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Bolivia announces minimum wage increase of 15% 

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Chile launches new Guideline for diversity in the workplace 

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15 new job centers in Colombia were recently opened 

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Guatemala launches corporate network to prevent and eradicate Child Labor 

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Mexico publishes results of the Labor Reform

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USDOL visits MTESS of Paraguay to strengthen cooperation on Child Labor 

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Over 53 thousand young men received free vocational orientation during 2014

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San Vincent and the Grenadines will conduct Labour Force Survey to close information gap

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U.S launches new “TechHire” initiative to train and connect more workers to tech jobs

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Venezuela mainstreams gender perspective in social and labor process 

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Events and Publications

323rd session of the Governing Body

March 12 to 27, 2015
Geneva

VII Summit of the Americas 

April 10 & 11, 2015
Panama City

Civil Society and Social Actors Forum

April 8 to 10, 2015
Panama City

Business Summit of the Americas

April 10 & 11, 2015
Panama City

OAS: Preparatory of the XIX IACML and Working Group meetings

April 28 to 30, 2015
Cartagena

IIN: Inter-American Children’s Institute: 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

ECLAC: Financing for development in Latin America and the Caribbean: A strategic analysis from a middle-income country perspective

ECLAC: Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015: Policy space and dilemmas. Executive Summary

ILO: The motherhood pay gap: a review of the issues, theory and international evidence

IDB: Labor Exclusion and the Erosion of Citizenship Responsibilities

IDB: Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean: Striving for a Diverse and Dynamic Relationship

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