ITUC/TUAC Assessment of the G20 Summit in Osaka

When the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Leaders met in Osaka on 28-29 June, most of the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Ministerial Meetings under the Japanese presidency had taken place, with the notable exception of the Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) scheduled on 1-2 September. The Osaka Declarationi shows that gap. While the deliverables on infrastructure, trade, digitalisation, finance and health are highlighted through over a dozen of new declarations and action plans, labour and employment issues take a back seat and are reduced to the core topics of the Presidency (demographic change and gender equality).

ITUC/TUAC Assessment of the G20 Summit in Osaka