ILO contributions to the G20

November 2021

  1. Employment Working Group

    Women at Work in G20 countries: policy action since 2020

    25 November 2021

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment was initially greater for women than for men. Unlike in previous crises, sectors in which women are over-represented were hit more by job and work hour losses than those in which men prevail. The crisis has also highlighted the need to improve working conditions in essential service jobs, such as lower-skilled occupations in the health and care sectors, where women make up the majority of workers in most G20 economies.

  2. Employment Working Group

    Monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in the G20

    25 November 2021

    A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, labour markets experienced some recovery. Yet, the aggregate hours worked in G20 countries are still lower than the pre-crisis level and the G20 employment rate is projected to fall short of the pre-pandemic level even at the end of 2021. At the same time, there is significant cross-country and within-country heterogeneity in the impact of the pandemic on labour markets, especially regarding informality, level of education and age. This report gives an overview of the process of recovery in G20 countries, and of the policies adopted by governments to consolidate and strengthen the recovery. It concludes with policy recommendations to help countries move beyond the pandemic.

  3. Employment Working Group

    2021 Annual International Migration and Forced Displacement Trends and Policies Report to the G20

    25 November 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, migrants and refugees were and still are among the most vulnerable groups on the labour market. At the G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, leaders declared their aim to "mitigate the impact of the pandemic on those in vulnerable situations, which may include refugees, migrants and forcibly displaced people; respond to growing humanitarian needs; and address the root causes of displacement”. This joint report by the OECD, ILO, IOM and UNHCR provides a basis for discussion and policy making. The first part presents the latest figures on migration flows and stocks in G20 countries, including student migration and forced displacement. The second part analyses how G20 countries adjusted management of migration in reaction to the pandemic. It includes a contribution from WHO on its efforts to support migrants and refugees. The third part looks at the adaptation of migration governance to the recovery challenge. The report concludes noting shared upcoming challenges for the G20.

October 2020

  1. Publication

    Women in managerial and leadership positions in the G20 - Data availability and preliminary findings

    24 October 2020

    Stocktaking report prepared for the Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation (EMPOWER) under the Saudi G20 Presidency

  2. G20 Tourism Ministers Communique 2020

    G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting - Diriyah Communique 2020

    07 October 2020

    Communiqué of the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting 2020

September 2020

  1. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' Declaration 2020

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting Declaration 2020

    10 September 2020

    Declaration of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers 2020

August 2020

  1. Publication

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs and incomes in G20 economies

    19 August 2020

    Updated version of the ILO-OECD Covid-19 report, presented at the Leaders' Summit (virtual meeting, 21-22 November 2020)