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The Seventeenth American Regional Meeting convened by the International Labour Organization is taking place in Santiago, Chile, from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 December 2010.

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News of the meeting
ILO’s 17th American Meeting sets agenda for advancing decent work in the region

Governments’, workers’ and employers’ representatives from more than 30 countries in the Americas concluded the 17th American Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) with a call to strengthen efforts towards advancing decent work in the continent.

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Conclusions of the Regional Meeting

Chilean President visits ILO American Regional Meeting and highlights role of decent work in economic development

Presidente de Chile, Sebastián PiñeraSANTIAGO – Chilean President Sebastian Piñera addressed the 17th American Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and highlighted the role of decent work and social protection in the economic and social development of Chile and the region.

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ILO opens 17th American Regional Meeting in Chile
Chilean Labour Minister Camila Merino elected president of the conference
SANTIAGO – The International Labour Organization (ILO) opened its 17th American Regional Meeting here on Tuesday with governments’, workers’ and employers’ representatives from more than 30 countries ready to discuss the employment situation in the region and the decent work challenges lying ahead.

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ILO Director-General calls for quality job creation amid an uncertain economic recovery
Director General de la OIT, Juan SomaviaSANTIAGO – International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia has called for the creation of quality jobs as a key element of an economic recovery that is shaping up to be uncertain for the Latin American and Caribbean region and for the world as a whole.

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ILO Director-General meets Chilean President
Mr Somavia also met workers’ and employers’ representatives
SANTIAGO – ILO Director-General Juan Somavia was received by Chilean President Sebastian Pinera at the La Moneda Palace on Monday ahead of the start of the ILO’s American Regional Meeting.

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Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell in 2010 to pre-crisis levels
“The challenge today is the quality of jobs”, said Juan Somavia
SANTIAGO - Latin America and the Caribbean experienced rapid employment recovery in 2010 to pre-crisis levels, but the challenge of improving the working conditions of millions of workers still remains, according to data provided by the ILO, which will hold its 17th American Regional Meeting in Chile next week with delegates from 35 countries of the continent.

Read more (Dec. 10)

Notes about the crisis
ILO published a series of Notes giving details of the policies implemented in various countries in order to alleviate the effects of the crisis on employment and protect the quality of life of individuals. The aim of this new series of ILO Notes is to enquire into the most appropriate policies to obtain economic recovery, creating decent employment in the shortest time possible and in a sustainable way.

Link to: ILO notes about the crisis

Dialogues
The 17th Regional American Meeting will host a series of four Dialogues about issues related to the lessons of the crisis for the World of Work, decent work challenges, and innovative experiences. Please check the following ILO Notes for the issues that will guide the panel discussions of those Dialogues:

Dialogue 1: 'Lessons learnt from the crisis: Public policies and the role of the social partners in efforts to promote recovery with decent work'

Dialogue 2: 'The Global Report on Wages, 2010'

Dialogue 3: 'Social Protection for All: The Challenge'

Dialogue 4: 'New Trends in South-South Cooperation'

For further information please contact the Secretariat of the 17th American Regional Meeting of the ILO
Las Flores 275, San Isidro, Lima-Perú. Phone: +511 615 0300