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G20 Labor Summit Concludes in Patna !


G20 Labor Summit Concludes in Patna !

Chennai-24.06.2023-The two-day G20 Labor Summit in Patna concluded on June 23, 2023, Friday. The meeting witnessed deliberations on the draft statement on migrant labor, universal social security, women, and the future of work. Further, several bilateral and multilateral meetings also took place on the last day. The two–day summit was attended by representatives from 28 countries, besides trade union leaders, experts, academics, and government officials.

On the last day, experts presented papers on various issues. While addressing the meeting, Labor expert Ravi Raman said, “The global scenario of work migration has changed due to the introduction of artificial intelligence and information and communication technology.” He said that “The G20 countries should accept these important changes in the region.” He emphasized strengthening the skill development program to increase employability. During the conference, the ACFTU delegation from China also presented a report to the Labor 20 chairman on the activities of trade unions in China.

KK Tiwari, Senior Trade Union leader of the Indian National Trade Union Congress, lauded the BMS and affiliated unions at the national level for the democratic and successful organization of Labour20. The delegates expressed their solidarity with each other at the Ashoka Convention Center in Patna.

A resolution was also adopted during the G20 Labor Summit summarizing the consensus on the main issues. Later a joint statement was also issued by the Troika countries, consisting of Indonesia, India, and Brazil. 

On the last day of the meeting, Hiranmoy Pandya, Chairman of the Labor 20 group, handed the reins over to Brazil's next chairperson, Ruth Coelho Monteiro. Brazil will assume the next presidency of the G20.

Ahead of the last day of the meeting, the G20 delegates visited the Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Gurdwara in Patna Sahib. 

Earlier, on the first day of the meeting the Governor of Bihar, along with G20 delegates discussed several issues of labor reforms, grievances, and employment. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in the unorganized sectors was raised by several delegates during the brainstorming session. Bihar Governor, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, during the inaugural session of the Summit appealed to trade union leaders, academicians, experts, and stakeholders in the government to protect the human rights of workers and marginalized groups by addressing their grievances.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the guests from India and abroad who came to Bihar were shown a glimpse of the history and future of the State through cultural programs. A visit to the ancient Nalanda University is also being organized for the delegates. 


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