G20 Finace and Labour Ministers met in Ankara at the Joint Meeting of G20 Finance and Labour Ministers on September 4, 2015. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Cevdet Yılmaz, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Mr. Ahmet Erdem, Minister of Labour and Social Security of Turkey.
The Joint Meeting, first of which was held under Russian G20 Presidency in 2013, was attended by the Finance and Labour Ministers from G20 members and guest countries and the principals of international organizations.
At the beginning of the meeting, a Joint Statement by Business20 and Labour20 titled “Jobs, Growth and Decent Work” was also presented by the representatives of B20 and L20.
Experiencing a sluggish and uneven economic growth following the global financial crisis of 2008, G20 Finance and Labour Ministers gathered to discuss the ways to achieve job-rich economic growth by discussing the employment-growth linkage. Considering that the slow pace of economic growth is not enjoyed by all segments of the society, Ministers also discussed how to tackle inequalities among G20 societies.
At the end of the meeting, Turkish G20 Presidency released a Chair’s Statement which summarizes the discussions of the Joint Meeting. Following the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yılmaz and Labour Minister Ahmet Erdem held a joint press conference.