Guidelines and Protocols for Re-Opening and Return to Work

This compilation of protocols and guidelines adopted by countries all over the world, especially in Asia and Europe, seeks to support governments in the Americas as they analyze and develop measures for easing confinement and transitioning to a period where economic activity co-exists with COVID-19. 

Portfolio of responses from Ministries of Labor to COVID-19

COVID-19 poses an enormous challenge for employment and labor administrations in the Americas. This porfolio elaborated by the RIAL-OAS groups the responses from the Minsitries of Labor to the pandemic. 

Results of the 13th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation are in!

The results of the 13th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation are in! 5 proposals were selcted out of 45 presented, involving 20 countries of the hemisphere. 
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Virtual Meeting of the Authorities of the XXI IACML

On February 13th, 2020, the authorities of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor held a Virtual Meeting to address the prograss of the Work Plan 2018 - 2020, continue the planning process of the XXI IACML and discuss topics, and review the financial situation of the RIAL. During the meeting, the delegation of Argentina reaffirmed its commitment to be the venue of the XXI IACML. 

The 13th OAS-RIAL Call for Proposals for Bilateral Cooperation is now OPEN!

The 13th OAS-RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation opened on January 15th. Ministries have until March 5th to present their proposals. 
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Meeting of the Working Groups and First Preparaotry of the XXI IACML in Quito

The Meeting of the Working Groups and First Preparatory Meeting of the XXI Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor will take place in Quito, Ecuador, on December 3 - 5, 2019 
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Workers and employers in the XLIX General Assembly of the OAS

On June 26th, 2019, representatives from workers' and employers' organizations participated in the Dialogue of the Heads of Delegation, the Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General with representatives of organizations of the civil society, workers and other social actors, which took place within the 49th General Assembly of the OAS.

Inter-Sectoral Workshop on "Skills for the Future" concludes

Delegates from 18 countries, international organizations and representatives of workers, employers, academic institutions and private sector participated in a two-day Inter-sectoral Workshop on "Skills for the Future: Coordination between Ministries of Education and Labor". 

Results of the 12th RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation are out!

Results of the 12th. RIAL Call for Bilateral Cooperation were published on April 12th. Click here to read the list of winning proposals. 

Webinar on "Social Dialogue with Results: The experience of Castilla y Leon, Spain

On March 19, the OAS-RIAL held a Webinar on the Social Dialogue model of Castilla y Leon, Spain. This mechanism has been internationally recognized as a valuable and effective experience of negotiation and conciliation for achieving over 100 tripartite agreements.