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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Labour Program and Canadian International Develeopment Agency (CIDA) entered into an Administrative Arrangement in January 2009 to implement the International Program for Professional Labour Administration (IPPLA). IPPLA's goal is to assist countries in the Americas to effectively implement commitments arising from their trade-related labour agreements, and deliver on obligations resulting from the Summit of the Americas and the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour (IACML). The expected impact is an improved ability of countries in the region to protect and respect internationally recognized labour standards while integrating into, and participating in, regional and world markets.
The objective of this project is to enhance the economic and social development of participating countries. It will contribute to the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) schemes. It will also foster a culture of risk prevention, in order to achieve a safer, healthier workplace, increased productivity and enhanced OSH legislation. Key standards and recommendations of International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 155 and 164 (1981), as well as 187 and 197 (2006) will be addressed.
Beneficiaries include the OSH Directorates of Labour Ministries in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as national labour union federations and employers' associations. A national facilitator will be appointed in each of the seven countries participating in the project.
May 2009 - October 2010
Fundación Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE)
Contribution Agreement between HRSDC/Labour Program and FUNDE. Based in El Salvador, FUNDE is an independent research centre and thinktank founded in 1992 within the framework of the Peace Agreements.
IPPLA is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and the Labour Program/HRSDC.
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