G20 Taskforce on Employment lays the foundations for labour and employment ministers

Tuesday 9 September 2014

The G20 Taskforce on Employment came together for the fourth and final time on Tuesday 9 September, ahead of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting.

Senior employment officials from across the G20 met for the last time in 2014 to finalise the details for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, from 10–11 September 2014  in Melbourne.

The taskforce has been working throughout the year to determine the best approaches to create better jobs, boost participation and prevent unemployment from becoming structural across the G20.

International organisations such as the International Labour Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank have informed the taskforce’s work, along with views from the G20’s official engagement groups representing sectors such as business, labour, civil society, youth and think tanks.

Each G20 member has been developing an Employment Plan that sets out the actions they will take to address their individual and common employment challenges.

Strategies to boost employment will also play a central role in the G20’s growth strategies, and will contribute to the G20’s goal of achieving a two per cent increase in collective GDP growth over and above the trajectory implied by current policies over the coming five years.

Labour and employment ministers will release a Ministerial Declaration at the completion of their meeting in Melbourne, outlining their commitments to address the social, labour and employment challenges being faced, nationally and globally.