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First Preparatory Session of the XV Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML)

Place and Date: San Jose, Costa Rica, May 11, 2007
This meeting took place in the framework of the Second Meeting of the Working Groups of the XIV IACML

Define the topics to be discussed during the XV IACML and begin the discussion on the draft Declaration of Port of Spain.

Documents of the meeting:

•  Topics for inclusion in the Agenda of the XV IACML
•  Draft Declaration of Port of Spain
•  Timeline and Rules of Procedure for the negotiation of the Draft Declaration and Plan of Action of Port of Spain

Proceedings of the meeting

Introduction to the meeting
  •  Jorge Rodríguez, Chief, International Affairs, STPS of Mexico , Chair XIV IACML
•  Francisco Pilotti, Director, Department of Social Development and Employment, OAS.
Definition of agenda for the XV IACML
  •  Proposal presented by Carl Francis, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development of Trinidad and Tobago
•  Open dialogue
Discussion of the Draft Declaration of the XV CIMT
  •  Proposal presented by Trinidad and Tobago
•  Open dialogue
Closing of the meeting
  •  Francisco Pilotti, Director DSDE, OAS
•  Guillermo Matamoros, Vice-minister for the Labor Area, MTSS of Costa Rica