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February 2015

Newsflash #39


A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas

OAS and Colombia’s SENA sign Cooperation Agreement

On January 29th in Washington DC, the OAS and the National Training Service (SENA, Spanish abbr.) signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of strengthening the exchange of knowledge and experiences in education and professional training, as well as  the efforts of both the SENA and the OAS in these issues. 

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February 10th and 12th: RIAL Webinar on Bilateral Cooperation

The OAS is organizing virtual seminar to support Labor Ministries in the preparation of their proposals for the 8th Call for Proposal RIAL. The event will take place in Spanish on February 10th and in English on the 12th. We invite you all to register.

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José Gonzalo Trigoso named new Bolivian Labor Minister

After his inauguration, President Morales named José Gonzalo Trigoso as the new Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Prevision.

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Colombia and Ecuador sign agreement of labor cooperation 

Labor Ministers of Colombia and Ecuador, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of exchanging experiences, good practices and experts in labor matter. 

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Peru and Ecuador sign memorandum to improve employment

The Peruvian Minister of Labor and Promotion of Employment, and the Ecuadorian Minister of Labor Relations, signed the ´Memorandum of Understanding in Employment Issues´ 

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News from the Ministries

Argentina promotes policies of employment in campaign “Verano de Emociones”


Barbados’ Labor Department celebrates 75 years


Brazil publishes balance for slave labor in 2014


Chilean President Approves Law for Domestic Workers 


El Salvador creates more than 11 thousand new jobs in 7 months


Guatemala publishes “Compendium of Indicators 2014-2015” about labor dynamism


Mexico increases home loans for workers with disabilities


St Kitts and Nevis hosts OECS training sessions for upcoming Force Labor Survey in the region


Uruguay trains specialists to implement Youth Employment Law 



Events and Publications

WEBINAR: 8th Call for Proposals

Feb.10th (Spanish)
Feb.12th (English)
11:00 am (Washington)

RIAL: 8th Call for Proposals

Open until March 5, 2015

ILO: Meeting of Experts concerning Convention No. 185

Geneva, Switzerland
February 4-6, 2015

IADB: Free Course "Better Pensions, Better Job" 

6 week course
1st class: March 10th, 2015

VII Summit of the Americas

City of Panama, Panama
April 10-11, 2015

ILO: World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015 

CAF: Technical Education and Professional Training in Latin America

Is it possible to compare informal labor in South American countries? Analysis of its definition, classification, and measurement

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