Social Dialogue and Social Cohesion
The Workshop on Social Dialogue and Social Cohesion, held in Montevideo , Uruguay on April 15, 2008, was coordinated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Uruguay, in consultation with COSATE and CEATAL and with the support of the Department of Social Development and Employment, SEDI of the Organization of American States (OAS).
This Workshop is part of the activities of the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL), which is the cooperation mechanism of the OAS Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML). This Workshop, in particular, is an outcome of the IACML Calendar of Activities 2008-2009, approved by the IACML authorities in the Planning Meeting of December 2007. It was made possible through the grant received from the Labor Program of Canada for the operation of the RIAL.
The importance of dialogue for Social Cohesion
Institutionalized social dialogue, contents, law and reality
Continuation of session
Conclusions, recommendations and closing remarks
Conclusiones y Seguimiento del Taller "Diálogo Social y Cohesión Social"
This Workshop gathered technical representatives from Ministries of Labor of 27 countries of the Americas , COSATE and CEATAL representatives and the ILO to analyze the different entities of social dialogue in the region, identify its characteristics and possible challenges.
During one working day, the participants were able to share experiences, approaches and diverse perspectives on social dialogue. The presentations and discussions during the Workshop were very rich in contents and ideas, and they can be accessed through the event's website.
The Conclusions document, containing contributions from COSATE and CEATAL, was presented by the Department of Social Development and Employment of the OAS at the end of the Workshop and it provides a summary of the main topics discussed and of the challenges that social dialogue and labor relations are currently facing. It also presents proposals to follow-up on this topic in the framework of the IACML.