A 2-day BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet will begin here tomorrow to deliberate on the issues including jobs creation and social security for workers.
“BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meeting begins tomorrow (being held on September 27-28) in New Delhi,” a Labour Ministry press release said.
The ministers will deliberate on adopting the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Declaration.
The meeting will have dedicated sessions on employment generation, social security, inclusive development including formalization.
International Organisations such as ILO, ISSA and Academia’s are participating in the discussion and providing their research inputs to the deliberation.
Following the tripartite model of dialogue, the national social partners of BRICS countries are also participating in the deliberations. At Valedictory Session, there would be Adoption of BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Declaration.
The first meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) was held on July 27–28 at Hyderabad.
During this meeting broad consensus was achieved in areas such as ‘Employment Generation for Inclusive Growth’, ‘Possible Social Security Agreement among BRICS nations’ and ‘Networking of Labour Institutes of BRICS nations’ to include in the BRICS Ministerial declaration for their subsequent discussion.
India has assumed the Presidency of BRICS in February,2016 and hosting 8th BRICS Summit 2016 under India’s Chairmanship scheduled to be held on October 15-16, 2016 at Goa.
The theme of India’s BRICS Chairmanship is ‘Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions’.
In the prelude to the final meeting of BRICS, a series of Meetings from participating Ministries are being held at various places in India following the recommendation of BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meeting in Ufa, Russia under Russia Presidency.
The BRICS Employment Working Group has been constituted to deliberate on common issues and challenges facing the world of work in BRICS nations and to formulate appropriate & coordinated policy reforms.