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México. Necesario fortalecer los sistemas de pensiones: GINgroup

Noticias en Seguridad Social - Mar, 03/19/2019 - 17:32

De acuerdo con el documento Las Pensiones en México y el Mundo, elaborado por la Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (Consar), en el 2016, de 9.6 millones de personas de al menos 65 años, únicamente 31% (2.9 millones de personas) tuvieron ingresos por pensión o por jubilación...

América Latina. Fracasó la privatización de pensiones

Noticias en Seguridad Social - Mar, 03/19/2019 - 17:26

Ni mayor cobertura, ni mayor eficiencia. La privatización del sistema de pensiones en América Latina “no tuvo un caso de éxito” y muchos países han optado por revertir modelos anteriores, explicó Flavio Durán Valverde, especialista de la OIT, durante la presentación del informe La reversión de la privatización de las pensiones: aspectos clave...

Youth in the Global South Must Join Forces for Their Future of Work

Tendencias en el mundo del trabajo - Vie, 03/15/2019 - 09:55

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez, Founder of Chip safer and SDG Young Leader

I believe that the developing world is full of opportunities for young people because many of us have the energy and eagerness to make a difference in the world. In many cases the solutions to problems in communities are simpler than they appear. It just needs someone to push. I know from first-hand experience that there is nothing more rewarding than creating a venture or project that has an impact.

In 2001 I witnessed a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak among cattle that severely damaged the economy of Uruguay, as well as other countries’ in the region. Many years later, in 2012, after graduating as an electrical engineer and working with small satellites, I heard about a competition for young innovators organized by the International Telecommunication Union. They were looking for technological inventions that could solve a problem in a particular region. I immediately thought about the foot and mouth disease outbreak and used my knowledge of space technology to create a system that could monitor anomalies in cattle remotely. I submitted the idea and some months later found out I had won the competition! With the cash prize I founded Chipsafer, a monitoring platform that analyses cattle behaviour using data transmitted from trackers installed in their collars. Besides detecting anomalies in cattle behaviour and combating cattle theft, Chipsafer can also help improve the decisions farmers make relating to the production process.

Countries from the Global South should join forces to surf on the wave of technological revolution and benefit from innovative solutions like these to overcome challenges and to achieve a better and more sustainable future. That’s what we mean by South-South cooperation.

Young people – students, entrepreneurs, professionals, activists – need to play a part in this too because they are drivers of change. Yet, with 65 million young people unemployed globally, they still face many challenges.

Maria Victoria Alonsoperez in Uruguay

In a few weeks I will be part of a panel at an ILO event in Argentina on the future of work for youth, with a focus on developing countries. It will take place on the sidelines of the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40).

My fellow panellists will include Rebeca Grynspan, who was a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, as well as workers’ and employers’ representatives. We’ll look at the issue from three angles; policies for skills development, green jobs, and social dialogue. The aim of the session is to provide recommendations for BAPA+40 participants on the effective integration of youth employment policies into South-South and triangular cooperation (where developed countries or multilateral organizations support South-South cooperation).

I plan to talk about the challenges for youth in the context of the future world of work and discuss the impact of South-South cooperation in promoting decent jobs for youth.

Technology is revolutionising the world, and the world of work is no exception. I believe all stakeholders, whether they are international institutions, governments, employers’ or workers’ organizations, must accept responsibility and take collective action to build the future of work that we want. South-South and triangular cooperation must be part of the answer.

Chile. Políticas de inclusión laboral y social reducen pobreza y desigualdad: CEPAL

Noticias en Seguridad Social - Jue, 03/14/2019 - 10:13

Bárcena inauguró en Santiago de Chile el seminario "Educación técnico-profesional e inclusión laboral para una mayor igualdad en América Latina y el Caribe", el cual se extenderá hasta el próximo jueves en la sede regional de la CEPAL...

México. Los sistemas de pensiones

Noticias en Seguridad Social - Jue, 03/14/2019 - 10:12

Existen esquemas de pensión tanto públicos como privados; de Beneficio Definido (Reparto) y Contribución Definida (Cuentas Individuales); planes especiales que incluyen los estatales, federales, de universidades y de empresas paraestatales, así como también planes para trabajadores del sector público y privado. ..

Colombia. ¿Salud y Seguridad Social son sinónimos?... No, son familia

Noticias en Seguridad Social - Jue, 03/14/2019 - 10:11

El sistema de salud garantiza el acceso a la atención en salud a través de las Instituciones Prestadoras de Servicios de Salud IPS cuyos servicios son contratados por la Entidad Promotora de Salud EPS a la cual se encuentra afiliado el individuo. Los eventos que atiende y financia este sistema son de origen...

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