G20 Argentina 2018

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    G20 Leaders' Summit

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    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) at the G20 Osaka Summit in Osaka

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

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    Family picture of the 3rd G20 Sherpa meeting with ILO Deputy Director-General Deborah Greenfield

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    Family picture of the 2nd G20 Sherpa meeting with ILO Deputy Director-General Deborah Greenfield

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    Family picture of the 1st G20 Sherpa meeting with ILO Deputy Director-General Deborah Greenfield

Japan's priorities

  • adapting to demographic change;
  • promoting gender equality in labour markets; and
  • exchanging national policies and practices in response to the new forms of work

ILO's contributions to the G20 2019

Leaders' Summit, 28-29 June, Osaka

G20 leaders issued a communiqué stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting, 01-02 September, Matsuyama

Ministers of Labour and Employment of G20 members and invited countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration to address demographic change, new forms of work, and global efforts to realize gender equality.

Working Groups (inputs contributed by the ILO)

  • Framework Working Group (FWG)
    • Ageing and Labour Markets [presentation]
    • Macroeconomic Implications of Population Aging: Lessons learnt and good practice [presentation]

July 2013

  1. Short-term labour market outlook and key challenges in G20 countries

    17 July 2013

    Statistical update for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Moscow, 18–19 July 2013. Prepared by the ILO and the OECD.

  2. Addressing employment, labour market and social protection challenges in G20 countries: Key measures since 2010

    17 July 2013

    The report provides an overview of policies and measures applied, or significantly modified, by G20 countries from 2010 up to early 2013 in seven areas: job creation, labour market policies, social protection, skills development, quality employment, youth employment and women’s economic participation. Prepared by the ILO and OECD for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Moscow, 18–19 July 2013.

December 2012

  1. Overview of Apprenticeship Systems and Issues

    04 December 2012

    This paper is one of more than twelve research papers to be prepared under an ILO interdepartmental research project, "Working conditions, Safety and Health, Skills and Productivity in SMEs".

October 2012

  1. ILO Note on Youth employment in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    This note reviews the latest available data on youth employment in G20 countries. It then makes a number of suggestions as to issues the G20 Task Force on Employment might usefully address.

May 2012

  1. Short-term labour market outlook and key challenges in G20 countries

    16 May 2012

    Statistical update prepared by the ILO and the OECD for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Guadalajara, 17–18 May 2012.

April 2010

  1. Employment and labour market adjustments in G20 Countries during 2007-09 and outlook for 2010: A statistical overview

    19 April 2010

    This document provides a statistical overview across all G20 Countries, highlighting their employment and labour market trends and prospects.

  2. Accelerating a job-rich recovery in G20 countries: Building on experience

    19 April 2010

    This report reviews labour market developments in the G20 countries during the global economic crisis and the initial phase of the recovery and examines the early lessons from a range of policy measures taken by them in response to the crisis. It is based on a detailed review of the employment and social protection policies that were applied. It also draws on a series of G20 country briefs Iwhich focus on crisis response measures that may be of interest to G20 ministers as they seek to build on each other’s experiences to shape a job-rich recovery.