First report: Arrangements for the 19th American Regional Meeting
(a) the dates of the Meeting would be from Tuesday, 2 to Friday, 5 October 2018;
(b) the official languages of the Meeting would be English and Spanish;
(c) as at previous American Regional Meetings, the Governments of Portugal and Spain would be invited to be represented as observers at the Meeting;
(d) the agenda of the Meeting would be to discuss, on the basis of the Director-General’s Report and the Lima Declaration, the progress made by countries over the last four years with the Decent Work Agenda and the principal challenges faced by the region in achieving a more sustained, inclusive and sustainable pattern of growth with more and better jobs in the future in the light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Particular attention would be given to: an integrated mix of policies conducive to the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda and more specifically to promote productive and inclusive development and full and productive employment and decent work; promote formalization and expand financially sustainable social protection; ensure that labour rights are upheld, an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is secured and the role of social dialogue in achieving these goals is guaranteed. It was hoped that the Meeting would form the basis for a platform for action to advance towards a better future of work that ILO constituents want in the Americas.