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Employment


Labor and Employment

Labor issues are now more than ever at the center of the economic, social and political agendas in the region. Employment generation and the need to guarantee workers access to decent labor conditions are indispensable in overcoming the poverty in which more than 160 million people are living in the Americas. In order to break the circle of exclusion and inequity that characterizes our region today and to consolidate democratic governance and respect for labor rights, it is imperative to create jobs that are stable, highly productive, well remunerated and accompanied by adequate social protection. .

The Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) of the OAS, whose Technical Secretariat resides in this Department, is the main forum for discussion and decision-making on labor matters in the Hemisphere. The Conference formulates priorities and approaches that guide cooperation activities necessary to face the labor challenges of the region. This section of our webpage contains all the relevant information of the IACML, including information on its activities, working groups and advisory bodies. 

Consult here the Calendar of Activities 2016 - 2017 of the IACML

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

  • SECOND PREPARATORY MEETING OF THE XX INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    Washington D.C. October 4-6, 2017
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  • XX INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    Barbados. December 7 & 8, 2017
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RECENT ACTIVITIES:

  • RIAL WORKSHOP ON LABOR MIGRATION
    San Jose, Costa Rica. July 13 & 14, 2017
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  • DIALOGUE OF THE HEADS OF DELEGATION, THE SECRETARY GENERAL AND THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKERS, PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE XLVII GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE OAS
    Cancun, Mexico - June 19, 2016
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  • FIRST PREPARATORY MEETING OF THE XX INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    Asuncion, Paraguay. April 28, 2017
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  • SECOND MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUPS OF THE XIX IACML
    Asuncion, Paraguay. April 27 & 28, 2017
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  • INTERSECTORAL WORKSHOP ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
    Brasilia, Brazil, December 15 & 16, 2016
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  • FIRST MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUPS OF THE IACML
    Washington D.C. - June 28-29, 2016
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  • DIALOGUE OF THE HEADS OF DELEGATION, THE SECRETARY GENERAL AND THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKERS, PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE XLVI GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE OAS
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - June 13, 2016
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  • PLANNING MEETING 2016-2017 OF THE IACML
    Washington D.C. - February 25-26, 2016
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  • XIX INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    Cancun, Mexico. - December 3-4, 2015
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  • SECOND PREPARATORY MEETING OF THE XIX INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    Washington D.C. - September 29th to October 1st 2015
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  • DIALOGUE OF THE HEADS OF DELEGATION, THE SECRETARY GENERAL AND THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKERS, PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE XLV GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE OAS
    Washington D.C. - June 14, 2015
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  • SECOND MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUPS OF THE XVIII IACML
     Cartagena, Colombia - April 28-30, 2015
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  • >INTERSECTORAL WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL PROTECTION AND EMPLOYMENT
    Mexico City - December 10-12, 2014
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  • FIRST MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUPS OF THE XVIII IACML AND RIAL WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL DIALOGUE FOR FORMALIZATION
    Bridgetwon, Barbados - September 17-19, 2014
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  • DIALOGUE OF THE HEADS OF DELEGATION AND THE SECRETARY GENERAL WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKERS, PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE XLIV GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE OAS
    Asuncion, Paraguay - June 3, 2014
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  • PLANNING MEETING 2014-2015 OF THE IACML
    February 27-18, 2014
    Washington D.C.
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  • XVIII INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF LABOR (IACML) OF THE OAS
    November 11 -12, 2013
    Medellin, Colombia
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