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Virtual Meeting of Authorities of the IACML

Virtual Meeting of the Authorities of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic
Washington, D.C. – May 22nd, 2020

Participants: Ministries of Labor that lead the IACML (Chair: Barbados, former Chair: Mexico); Chairs and Vice-chairs of the Working Groups: Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Costa Rica, COSATE and CEATAL.


•  To review the IACML Work Plan 2018-2020 in light of the current global pandemic and make necessary adjustments in terms of activities and timelines.

•  Discuss and make recommendations to adjust the draft Agenda (main themes) of the upcoming XXI IACML, presented by Argentina in early March and based on discussions during 1st Preparatory Meeting in Quito (Dec.2019) and Virtual authorities meeting (mid-Feb.2020). The context has changed completely since then, making the revision of this draft indispensableL


•  Draft Agenda

•  Work Plan 2018 - 2020 of the IACML updated as of April

•  Preliminary Draft Agenda for the XXI Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) presented by the delegation of Argentina on March 4th through a Verbal Note

•  Results - 13th Call for Proposals for RIAL Bilateral Cooperation

•  Outcomes of the Virtual Meeting