How it operates
It operates as a system of seven complementary and mutually reinforcing tools:
- Web and Forum
- Technical Studies
- Bilateral Cooperation
- Video-conferences and Webinars
The RIAL is financed by the region’s Ministries of Labor in their capacities as members and, to the extent of their capacities, through a Voluntary Cooperation Fund established in the OAS.
Countries that have made contributions
|Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
The decision to establish this Fund was made at the meeting of IACML Working Group 2 in July 2010, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after representatives of the Ministries of Labor emphasized the RIAL’s positive outcomes in connection with institution-building and intensifying their bilateral cooperation. This decision was renewed during the Working Group Meetings in May 2011 in Washington, D.C.
From 2006 to 2010, the RIAL was financed primarily by the Labor Program of Canada, whose contributions enabled it to be established and allowed most of its activities in this period to be carried out. In addition to the Canadian contribution, from 2006 to 2010, financial contributions were received from the governments of the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. Furthermore, the OAS makes a substantial contribution toward the RIAL's coordination and operation.