G20 Summit and Ministerial Declaration

News | 04 August 2017
The meeting of G20 Labour Ministers was held on 18 and 19 May 2017 in Bad Neuenahr.


The Ministerial Declaration “Toward an Inclusive Future: Shaping the World of Work” states that:

“the G20 have a joint responsibility to promote decent work and a duty to protect fundamental principles and rights at work as a foundation for an inclusive global economy and fair globalisation.”

The Declaration further commits to:

“take immediate and effective measures, as called for by SDG 8.7, both in our own countries and globally, towards eradicating modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking, and by 2015 to end child labour in all its forms”.

They call on governments to consider ratifying and implementing the ILO's 2017 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention and encourage the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ILO Minimum Age Convention and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention.

They have asked International Organisations, in cooperation with Alliance 8.7, for a joint report containing proposals on how to accelerate action to eliminate the worst forms of child labour, forced labour, and modern slavery in global supply chains including identifying high risk sectors, and how to support capacity building in the countries most affected.