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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BRICS Employment Working Group to Meet at Hyderabad

The first-ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) to shape the agenda for labour and employment track in the five-nation grouping will be held Hyderabad from July 27.

The two-day conclave is essentially a meeting of senior officials from the BRICS member states, an official release said.

Bandaru Dattaraya, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, will also address the meeting hosted by India.

During the meeting, there would be sessions on finalisation of BRICS Employment Working Group, presentation by ILO on 'Employment Generation for Inclusive Growth', a presentation by India on possible social security agreements amongst the member nations and a discussion on draft BRICS Ministerial Declaration, the release said.

It is a prelude to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting scheduled on September 27-28 at Agra.

Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa are the BRICS countries comprising 43 per cent of the world population, 37 per cent of the global GDP and 17 per cent share in the international trade.

So far, seven BRICS summits have taken place and the 8th one will be hosted by India in Goa on October 15-16. The theme of India's BRICS chairmanship is "Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions".

Source: Business Standard

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