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Second Meeting of G20 Employment Working Group begins in Guwahati from April 03 to 05

The Second Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting under India’s G20 Presidency is set to take place in the city of Guwahati, Assam from April 03 to 05, 2023. The three-day event will see a gathering of over 72 delegates from over 19 G20 member countries, 7 guest countries and 5 International Organisations.

The EWG has a mandate of addressing priority labour, employment and social issues for strong, sustainable, balanced, and job-rich growth for all. Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Government of India is the nodal ministry for Employment Working Group under the Indian presidency of G20.

The G20 EWG’s second meeting is a crucial step towards building consensus on the outcomes of the 3 key priority areas for EWG 2023 under the Indian Presidency. The three areas are i). Addressing Global Skill Gaps ii). Gig and Platform Economy, and Social Protection iii). Sustainable Financing of Social Protection.

The first day of the meeting will comprise of sessions focused on different priority areas such as by the Education Working Group, Digital Economy Working Group, Finance Track, G20 Entrepreneurship Research Centre, the L20 and B20 Chairs.

During the 2nd EWG, discussion will take place on Ministerial Communique and the outcome documents to arrive at a consensus. The communique is key to defining the future direction of the global economy through its eventual implementation in the G20 nations.

The three day meeting of G20 EWG will also comprise of events showcasing cultural heritage of Assam.

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