March 2018
Newsflash #107

A bi-weekly look at Labor Administration in the Americas
Call to apply for the Americas Competitiveness Exchange is open
Participants will have the opportunity to explore what makes Israel and Germany ideal countries to invest, do business, research, and develop new technologies. The program will be held from June 24 to 29 in Jerusalem, Berlin, and will include a trip to Dresden (Saxony).
Find here how to apply >> 
The 11th Call for Bilateral Cooperation of the RIAL has been extended until April 10
In response to a request made by some Ministries, the deadline to receive proposals for the 11th RIAL Bilateral Call for Proposals has been extended until April 10.

You can consult the updated call guidelines by clicking here >>
Chile appoints New Minister of Labor
Nicolas Monckerberg was appointed Minister of Labor and Social Welfare on March 11. Mr. Monckerberg is a lawyer from the Catholic University of Chile. He was elected as a deputy for the Bío-Bío region from 2002 to 2010, and for the Cerro Navia region from 2011 to 2017. He was also President of the Chamber of Deputies between 2012 and 2013.

Grenada appoints New Minister of Labor
Elvin G. Nimrod was appointed Minister of Legal Affairs, Labor and Local Government in March 2018. Mr. Nimrod is a Political Scientist from the Brooklyn College, was elected Senator in 1997, and in 2000 was appointed Minister of Legal Affairs, Labor, and Local Government. In 2001, he also became Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Trade.
Argentina: The National Trade Union Training Program was launched
Bolivia: Union political training school inaugurated
Jamaica: People with disabilities receive training in skills development
Mexico: STPS signs Inspection Protocol with Banking Companies
Peru: Platform for the registration and dissemination of public sector job offers is developed
OAS: VIII Summit of the Americas
April 13-14, 2018
Lima, Peru
OAS: Planning Meeting of the XX CIMT
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, D.C.
OAS: Americas Competitiveness Exchange
June 24-29, 2018
Washington, D.C.
OAS: Scholarships Opportunities  
ILO: "Social and employment perspectives in the world: ..."
OAS: "The Coordination between Education and Labor in the Americas..."
ECLAC: "Preliminary Overview of the Economies of ..."
(in Spanish)    
ILO: "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018"
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