15/07/2013 - The OECD and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will publish updated G20 labour market data on Wednesday 17 July 2013 ahead of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Moscow.
The study, Short-term labour market outlook and key challenges in G20 countries will be presented at a press conference on 17 July at 11.00 a.m. (Moscow time), at the RIA Novosti news agency, 4, Zubovsky Boulevard, Moscow by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
The statistical update will inform discussions at the meeting of G20 Ministers of Employment and Labour and the Joint Meeting of Finance and Labour Ministers convened in Moscow on 18-19 July under the Russian Presidency of the G20.
The agenda of the G20 Labour Ministers Meeting entitled "Job Creation for Life and Development" will focus on the issues of job creation, labour activation, equality and social inclusion. Ministers will discuss possible ways to formulate and implement integrated employment policy mixes aimed at addressing simultaneously both the economic and the social needs of the G20 countries' population.
Ministers will also consider the conclusions of a second ILO-OECD report, Addressing employment, labour market and social protection challenges in G20 countries: Key measures since 2010, which was prepared for the meeting at the request of the G20 Task Force on Employment.
The report provides an overview of policies and measures applied by G20 countries since 2010 in key areas highlighted in the conclusions adopted by the G20 Employment and Labour Ministers at their meetings in Washington DC (April 2010), Paris (September 2011), and Guadalajara (May 2012).
Ministers at the meeting will assess the progress made by G20 countries in implementing the employment agenda set by the Leaders and of the role of the social partners and international organizations in this process.
The main outcomes of the meeting will be reflected in the G20 Labour Ministers' Declaration.
Journalists wishing to attend the July 17 ILO-OECD media briefing or wanting more information should contact:
Olga Bogdanova, Communication Officer, ILO, tel.: +7 985 967 5855
email: [email protected] or ILO Department of Communication and Public Information (DCOMM): Tel.: +4122/7997912: E-mail: [email protected]