Toward an Intersectoral Focus on Social Protection in the Americas: Labor, Social Development and Social Security

Informality and non-registered work
Employment policies and programs
Social security programs and policies
Prevention and reduction of social contingencies
Event date: 
12/10/2014 to 12/12/2014
Mexico City
Host Country: 
  • Learn about recent developments of the intersectoral approach among labor, social development and social security authorities to address social protection. To this end, identify how they are linked and coordinate among them, including: institutional frameworks, operational coordination, and concrete initiatives and programs.
  • Identify contributions, functions and roles of Ministries of Labor, Ministries of Social Development and Social Security institutions in building integrated social protection systems.
  • Identify and exchange initiatives of Ministries of Labor, Ministries of Social Development and Social Security institutions targeting vulnerable populations.
  • OAS, through its Labor and Social Protection areas and its cooperation networks: the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL) and the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN), with the participation of the authorities of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML).
  • Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CISS)
  • Government of Mexico, through the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) and the Secretariat of Social Development (SEDESOL)
Ministries of Labor, Ministries of Social Development, Social Security institutions, representatives of workers and employers (consultative bodies of the IACML) and international organizations.
Relevant documents: 
PDF icon Agenda299.73 KB
PDF icon Agenda - On site visit121.65 KB
PDF icon List of Participants335.37 KB
PDF icon Information Bulletin722.65 KB
PDF icon Base Document301.85 KB
PDF icon Questionnaire263.82 KB
PDF icon Results858.43 KB

PANEL 1: CONFERENCE FRAMEWORK: Beyond the sum of sectors: Toward an intersectoral approach to social protection

Juan Lozano Tovar, Secretary General of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Simone Cecchini and Rodrigo Martinez, Social Affairs Officers, Social Development Division
International Labour Organization (ILO) - Sergio Velasco, Social Security Specialist, ILO Office for Central America
World Bank - Edmundo Murrugarra, Senior Economist of the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice
EUROSOCIAL - Paolo Raciti, Project Advisor, CISP


Alexandra Barrantes, Social Protection Specialist, Executive Secretariat for Integral Development, OAS
COLOMBIA - Gloria Gaviria, Head of International Relations of the Ministry of Labor and Sergio Barraza, Advisor in the General Directorate of the Department of Social Prosperity
MEXICO - Enrique Gonzalez Tiburcio, Chief of Staff of the Secretary of Social Development (SEDESOL), representing Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare and Mexican Institute of Social Security
BRAZIL - Sinara Neves Ferreira, Director of the Department of Employment and Wages of the Ministry of Labor and Employment


Liliana Meza, Deputy Coordinator of Hemispheric Labor Policy, Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare
UNITED STATES - Vance Teel, Associate Commissioner for International Programs, Social Security Administration and Chantenia Gay, Area Advisor for the Americas, Department of Labor
PERU - Diana Prudencio, Director General of Policies and Strategies of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS)
ECUADOR - Cecilia Barragan, Under Secretary for Management and Policies, Ministry of Social Development Coordination (Ministry of Labor Relations to be confirmed)