Q3/2019 - Japanese G20 Presidency
The topics discussed at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting on 2 September 2019 in the Japanese city of Matsuyama included the role of the Internet and of new technologies for the future of work. The outcome document "Shaping a Human-Centered Future of Work" contains a paragraph on the role of new technologies, including digital platforms, with regard to the future of work. The ministers agreed on an extended exchange of experiences made at the national level with regard to the effects of new technologies on the evolution of the labour market (best practices & lessons learned). They welcomed the recommendations of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the International Labour Organization (ILO) as they were summarised in the "ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work" of June 2019.
Under Japanese G20 Presidency, a G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held, too. It is scheduled for 22 and 23 November 2019 in Nagoya. In 2020, the G20 presidency will be handed over to Saudi Arabia. In 2021 Italy will take over and in 2022 India will be in charge.