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First Meeting of the Working Groups of the XVIII IACML


Place and Date

Place and Date : Bridgetown, Barbados - September 17 to 19, 2014
Hilton Barbados Resort - Needham's Point, St. Michael

In compliance with the Calendar of Activities for 2014-2015 of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML), the following events took place consecutively:

• RIAL Workshop “Social Dialogue for formalization” : September 17

• First Meeting of the Working Groups of the XVIII IACML: September 18 and 19


1) WG meetings - Continue the discussion on the topics and tasks assigned by the Declaration and Plan of Action of Medellin 2013 to the Working Groups of the IACML:

Working Group 1: “Employment as a pillar in the quest for equality and development”

Working Group 2: “Institutional strengthening for the protection of workers’ rights and the promotion of social dialogue”

2) RIAL Workshop - Hold a dialogue at the Americas level on the decisions made at the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference, exchange information on policies and programs and determine actions to take at the hemispheric level to achieve the progressive formalization of informality.


Final Report WG1
Final Report WG2
List of Participants
Recommendations to address the phenomenon of informality  - resulting from the RIAL Workshop "Social Dialogue for Formalization"
Calendar of Activities 2014-2015 of the IACML
Report of  Activities of the RIAL 2006-2014
Financial situation of the RIAL up to 2014
Terms of Reference of the study on agreements on Social Security
Proposal of inter-sectoral event of Social Protection and Employment
Proposal of exchange on Labor Inspection
Results of the 7th Call for Proposals for RIAL Bilateral Cooperation


Declaration of Medellin, adopted in the XVIII IACML
Declaration of COSATE and CEATAL to the XVIII IACML, concerning informal economy
Declaration of Asunción for the 44th General Assembly of the OAS: "Development with Social Inclusion"
Recommendations from the Americas to the III Global Child Labor Conference
Inequality and Social Inclusion in the Americas


Meeting of Working Group 1: “Employment as a pillar in the quest for equality and development”

Guatemala. Elsa Marina Avalos, Vice Minister for Labor Administration, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare

Costa Rica. Enrique Sánchez, Advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Security

Meeting of Working Group 2: “Institutional Strengthening for the Protection of Workers' Rights and the Promotion of Social Dialogue"

ILO. Gerardina Gonzalez-Marroquin, Deputy Director for Management, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Presentation on Regional  initiative launched after the III GCCL in 2013

Ecuador. Alejandra Maya, Director of International Relations, Ministry of Labor Relations

OAS. State of Voluntary Contribution Fund, activities and communications strategy by Maria Claudia Camacho, RIAL Coordinator and Carolina Ahumada, Labor program officer, Labor and Employment Section, DHDEE/SEDI

Bahamas. Althea Albury, Deputy Director of Labour, Ministry of Labour and National Insurance


Information Bulletin
Visa requirements


 • OAS
 • Colombia
 • Guatemala
 • International Organization of Employers(IOE)

 To view the photo gallery for these meetings, click here. To see Tweets from the meetings, visit www.twitter.com/RIAL_OEA