The G20 membership comprises 19 countries plus the European Union. Members meet regularly to discuss ways to promote more inclusive economic growthand review progress on policy commitments.
The G20 Employment Working Group meets several times a year, culminating in the annual G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting.
Australia hosted the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Melbourne in 2014, with one of the major outcomes being an agreement on policy priorities for boosting female participation in the workforce and a goal to reduce the gender gap in participation rates by 2025.
Most recently, G20 ministers met in Germany in May 2017, with commitments made to:
- Prepare for the future of work;
- Foster the labour market integration of migrants and refugees, and;
- Improve employment outcomes achieved through global supply chains.
Argentina will host the G20 in 2018.
Want to know more?
- Visit the G20 2017 website
- Visit the G20 2017 Employment Working Group website
- View Australia’s 2016 G20 Employment Plan or 2015 G20 Employment Plan
- Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s G20 information portal
- Email G20EmploymentAust@employment.gov.au with any questions regarding the Department of Employment’s G20 engagement.