The XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) was held in Barbados

The XX IACML, convened by the Organization of American States (OAS), brought together Ministers, representatives of workers, employers and international organizations in Bridgetown, Barbados on December 7 and 8 to discuss and take decisions on hemispheric priorities and actions to be undertaken on matters of labor and employment. The main topics discussed were: 1) Better coordination between education, training and labor, 2) Implementation of Goal 8 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and 3) Gender equality and ensuring labor rights and opportunities for vulnerable populations. The Declaration and Plan of Action of Bridgetown was approved at the end of the XX IACML which reflect the agreements and commitments reached. The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, was present at the meeting.