First G20 Employment Working Group meeting commence at Jodhpur in Rajasthan

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On 2 February the first G20 Employment Working Group meeting began in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

An overview of the news

  • The meeting will be held from February 2 to 4 where guest nations including Spain, the Netherlands and Singapore will take part.

  • The Employment Working Group under the Indian Chairmanship of the G20 has a mandate to address priority labour, employment and social issues for strong, sustainable, balanced and sustainable employment for all.

  • The significance of this meeting lies in the fact that the G20 countries represent 85% of world GDP, 3/4 of global trade and almost two-thirds of the world population.

  • International organisations like ILO, OECD and ISA, Indian institutions like NITI Aayog and MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), and EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) will also share their views on various topics.

  • G20 member states have also been invited to share their interventions on key areas.

  • India is hosting over 73 delegates from 19 countries, the European Union and 9 guest countries and 9 regional and international organisations.

Thematic areas of the deliberations

  • Addressing global skill gaps

  • Gig and platform economy and social protection 

  • Sustainable financing of social security

  • A panel discussion has also been organised to discuss the Framework for Global Skills and Competency Harmonisation, Common Skills Classification.

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