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  1. Tripartite Sub-regional Employment Forum Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 2005

  2. Costa Rican Antecedents • Document “Bipartite Social Dialogue” presented to the President of the Republic in 2002 and sent to the Superior Labour Council. • Creation of tripartite special commission and opened to other labour sectors in coordination with the MLSS. • Drafting and presentation of the document “National Employment Policy for Costa Rica.” Accompanied by the ILO and the State of the Nation Programme in 2004.

  3. Regional Antecedents • Santo Domingo Agreement to Adopt a Tripartite Sub-regional Labour Agenda: • Employment Policies as one of the central topics. • Progress in the definition of Employment Policies in Central America and the Dominican Republic. • XX Meeting of Ministers of Labour of Central America and the Dominican Republic -- March 2 and 3 in San José, CR. • Express commitment to organize and develop the process of elaborating a sub-regional employment policy.

  4. Regional Diagnostic Technical documents drafted by consultants from the ILO Sub-regional Office to serve as a basis for the construction of proposals: • Economic policies in the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic and their effect on employment. Policy challenges and proposals. • Labour markets and decent work in Central America and the Dominican Republic. Situation, challenges and policies.

  5. Regional Diagnosis • Policies to promote micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises in Central America and the Dominican Republic. • Employment situation and proposals to achieve quality employment in agriculture other rural activities. • Challenges and policies to foment employment and decent work in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

  6. Objectives of the Forum • Place the creation of quality jobs at the centre of economic policy. • Promote Tripartite Social Dialogue. • Present the conclusions and recommendations to the SICA Presidential Summit in Tegucigalpa.

  7. Tripartite Declaration for the Promotion of Employment and Decent Work in Central America and the Dominican Republic • Promote the objective of the creation of quality jobs as a basic component of macro-economic policy. • Promote professional and management training as an instrument for the generation of employment. • Promotion, via SICA, of high-priority infrastructure projects that make productivity and competitiveness of diverse economic segments possible.

  8. Tripartite Declaration for the Promotion of Employment and Decent Work in Central America and the Dominican Republic • Agreement with the appropriate governmental authorities for a real increase in the ordinary and capital budgets of the Ministries of Labour in order to successfully confront current challenges. • Foster greater public sector investment in education and training.

  9. Tripartite Declaration for the Promotion of Employment and Decent Work in Central America and the Dominican Republic • Strengthening of the services and employment programmes with resources that permit the provision of market studies and information on the labour market. • Reiteration of the importance of trade as a factor in socio-economic growth. • Implementation of public policies to guarantee adequate development of the most vulnerable sectors such as the handicapped, young people and indigenous groups, as well as least-developed zones.

  10. Tripartite Declaration for the Promotion of Employment and Decent Work in Central America and the Dominican Republic • Publication of standards and principles in matters of health and occupational safety. • Special consideration for the initiatives in the fight against HIV-AIDS. • Extension of Social Security coverage. • Promote MISMEs. • Promotion of policies of employment and fair salary.

  11. Tripartite Declaration for the Promotion of Employment and Decent Work in Central America and the Dominican Republic • Recognition of gender equity as a transverse component of the definition of policies and actions in questions of employment. • Constitution of a tripartite sub-regional dialogue and consultation, sponsored by our Ministries of Labour, as soon as possible.

  12. Action Plan • Strengthening, along with productive and labour sectors, of instances of tripartite dialogue in each country and their establishment at the sub-regional level in order to provide follow-up to the action plan in each country. • Implementation of the Action Plan when it has financial and technical support. • Action Plan  Context of the Sub-regional Program of Decent Work of Central America and the Dominican Republic.

  13. Thank You Ministry of Labour and Social SecurityEdificio Pbro. Benjamín NúñezBarrio Tournón, San José Costa Ricawww.ministrabajo.go.cr