Dattatreya to attend G20 Labour Ministers meet on May 18-19

New Delhi: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya will lead the Indian delegation to the G20 Labour & Employment Ministers Meet scheduled to be held on May 18-19 in Germany.

Germany is the chair for the G20 Labour & Employment Ministers for the year 2017, a Labour Ministry statement said. According to the statement, the G20 Labour & Employment Track has been discussing topics like Shaping the Future of Work, Reducing Gender Gaps in Labour Force Participation, Labour Market Integration of Regular Migrants and Recognised Refugees, Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, and Boosting Youth Employment.

A G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration is likely to be adopted at the end of this meeting, which will be presented to the Leaders/ Head of the State summit scheduled on July 7-8, 2017 Hamburg, Germany.

Dattatreya is expected to advocate policy interventions aimed at promoting labour mobility for skilled youth, incentivizing MSMEs as well as responsibility of developed states in the Global Supply Chains for capacity building, skill development and technology transfer to promote more inclusive and fair globalization, at the forum of G20.

The minister will also outline India’s recent initiatives for the welfare of its workers including those related to employment promotion, social security, Maternity benefit and child labour at the meeting to be held at Bad Neuenahr in Germany. Dattatreya will be accompanied by Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy and other senior officials.

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