New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 : The two-day BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting begins today in New Delhi. The ministers will deliberate on ways to adopt the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration.
The meeting will have dedicated sessions on key thematic areas, i) Employment Generation, ii) Social Security, iii) Inclusive Development Including Formalization.
International Organizations viz. ILO, ISSA and Academia's are also participating 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 the 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, a broad consensus was achieved on '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 the eighth BRICS Summit 2016 under India's Chairmanship scheduled to be held on October 15-16 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.
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 and coordinated policy reforms.