The Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, presented yesterday at the headquarters of Casa de América in Madrid the fourth seminar of the Dialogs with Latin America cycle, co-organized by this institution and by the Carolina Foundation and that, on this occasion, was dedicated to the topic Decent job and social dialogue.
“All the governments of the Ibero-American community are immersed in the adaptation of our policies to the 2030 Agenda and the 2030 Agenda has a particularly prominent place for objective eight, which challenges us directly to decent job and economic growth”, De Laiglesia declared. during the presentation.
He also recalled the recent publication of the report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the Social Panorama of Latin America 2018, which provides “hopeful data” but also “a realistic and stark portrait of inequality, poverty and the little social spending in the region”, and recounted the “historic union cooperation between Spain and the Ibero-American countries”, currently” personified and represented by the Ibero-American Social Security Organization (OISS)”.
In this regard, the Deputy Secretary General of ECLAC, Mario Cimoli, explained that poverty rates in Latin America improved from 2007 thanks to the labor market and regional integration, a “key” element to increase productivity and to build mechanisms to improve the situation of the most backward sectors.
For her part, Gina Magnolia Riaño, Secretary General of the OISS, underscored the importance of incorporating new collectives that add and enrich social dialogue to produce consensual public policies that welcome and represent all citizens, including women, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants or children. She also urged countries to welcome migrants to incorporate them into their labor markets.