The G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) came together for its third meeting under Turkish Presidency on 23-24 July 2015 in Cappadocia, Turkey. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the EWG members, international organizations and invited countries. Representatives of social partners namely B20, L20 as well as C20, T20 and Y20 in their capacity as outreach groups also attended to relevant sessions to reflect their views on the agenda items of the meeting.
The meeting comprised discussions on a number of topics including the contribution of labour mobility to growth, outcomes of the workshop on “Silver Economy and Active Ageing” and the second meeting of the “EWG Sub-group on Labour Income Share and Inequalities”, finalization of the template on self-reporting of Employment Plans and discussions on a possible collective action against youth unemployment. The delegates also discussed and adopted the draft documents for the Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting.
At the end of the meeting, the delegates reached a consensus on policy priorities for addressing inequalities, framework on creating quality jobs, principles on the silver economy and active ageing, principles for effective employment services and self-reporting template of the Employment Plans. The G20 Skills Strategy prepared by international organizations was also discussed and revised upon comments raised during the meeting. The discussion during the meeting made a significant contribution to the preparations for the upcoming G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting which is planned to be held on 3-4 September 2015 in Ankara.
A day before the third meeting of the EWG (on 22 July 2015), the second meeting of the G20 EWG Sub-group on Labour Income Share and Inequalities was also held.