G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet was held in Bad Neuenahr, Germany from 18-19 May 2017.Germany chaired the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet, as it currently holds the G20 presidency.
- The meeting focused on the theme “Towards an Inclusive Future – Shaping the World of Work”.
- The G20 Labour & Employment Track had been discussing topics like ‘Boosting Youth Employment’, ‘Shaping the Future of Work, ‘Decent Work in Global Supply Chains’, ‘Reducing Gender Gaps in Labour Force Participation’ and ‘Labour Market Integration of Regular Migrants and Recognized Refugees’.
- Topics discussed in the meeting were geared towards achieving the G20’s common goal of strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
- A G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration was adopted at the end of this meeting, which will be presented at G20 Summit scheduled to be held in Hamburg, Germany on 7th and 8th July 2017.
Dattatreya advocates policy interventions aimed at incentivizing MSMEs at G20 forum in Germany
The Indian delegation to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet in Germany was led by Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. He was accompanied by Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy and other senior officials.
- At G20 forum in Germany, Dattatreya advocated policy interventions aimed at promoting labour mobility for skilled youth, incentivizing MSMEs as well as responsibility of developed states in the Global Supply Chains for capacity building, skill development and technology transfer to promote more inclusive and fair globalization.
- He also highlighted Indian Government’s recent initiatives for the welfare of its workers including those related to employment promotion, social security, Maternity benefit and child labour.
Quick facts about G20:
Formed in year 1999, G20 (Group of Twenty) is a political forum of industrialised and developing economies that deliberates upon range of global and regional issues which affects the global economy.
- G20 accounts for 85% of Global Gross Domestic Product and 80% of world trade.
- It represents 66% of the world’s population.
- United States, Argentina, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, India, Russia, Italy, China, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, Brazil, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and European Union are the current member of G20.