How it operates

The RIAL is coordinated by the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment of the Executive Secretary for Integral Development (SEDI), a part of the Organization of American States (OAS).
 
All its activities and priorities are defined by the Ministries of Labor of the region through the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) of the OAS. This is one of the great advantages of the RIAL, ensuring that it is driven entirely by demand. Please click here to refer to the Operation Guide of the RIAL.
 
It operates as a system of seven complementary and mutually reinforcing tools:

 

THE TOOLS

It operates as a system of seven complementary and mutually reinforcing tools:

 

  1. Portfolio
  2. Web and Forum
  3. Workshops
  4. Technical Studies
  5. Bilateral Cooperation
  6. Video-conferences and Webinars
  7. Newsletter

 

FUNDING

 

The RIAL is financed by the region’s Ministries of Labor in their capacities as members and, to the extent of their capacities, through a Voluntary Cooperation Fund established in the OAS.
 

Countries that have made contributions

 

Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago

 

The decision to establish this Fund was made at the meeting of IACML Working Group 2 in July 2010, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after representatives of the Ministries of Labor emphasized the RIAL’s positive outcomes in connection with institution-building and intensifying their bilateral cooperation. This decision was renewed during the Working Group Meetings in May 2011 in Washington, D.C.

 

Click here to see the Guidelines of the Voluntary Contribution Fund

 

From 2006 to 2010, the RIAL was financed primarily by the Labor Program of Canada, whose contributions enabled it to be established and allowed most of its activities in this period to be carried out. In addition to the Canadian contribution, from 2006 to 2010, financial contributions were received from the governments of the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. Furthermore, the OAS makes a substantial contribution toward the RIAL's coordination and operation.