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G20 civil

G20 civil, the Working Group «Job and Employment»

The Russian Federation on December, 1 took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty — the leading forum for global economic and financial administration. For Russia, the G20 presidency is a great opportunity to state its point of view and to propose to the world community a new agenda that will promote balanced economic growth in the context of the adequate system of modern international institutions.

Major priorities of the Russian Presidency:

·         Growth through quality jobs and investment

·         Growth through trust and transparency

·         Growth through effective regulation  

Main trends:

·         Global Economic Outlook and Imple­mentation of the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

·         Providing employment, job creating and fighting long-term unemployment as well as labour activation for the vulnerable groups 

·         Strengthening financial regulation;

·         Energy sustainability

·         impact on regulating infrastructure investments

·         green growth

·         International financial architecture reform

·         Assistance for international development

·         Enhancing multilateral trade

·         Fighting corruption

·         Updating of national government borrowing system and public debt control  

The summit is accompanied by outreach dialogue, which contains:

·         B-20 (big business)

·         Think-20 (think tanks)

·         G20Yes (young businessmen)

·         Girls20 (women's outlook)

·         L20 (the departments of labor and trade unions)

·         Y20 (youth)

·         G20Civil (civil society)  

November 6, 2012 as a result of the Russian Civil Society Working Group meeting on the «G8» and «G20» issues six subject groups for working out civil society proposals for G20 leaders were created. Hence the co-chairs of these groups were appointed.

Civil20 Working Groups Co-Chairs:

Environmental Sustainability and Energy  Environmental Sustainability Issues: Evgeniy Shvarts, Conservation Policy Director, WWF (Russia) | eshvarts_CivilG20@wwf.ruEnergy Issues: Vladimir Chuprov, Greenpeace (Russia)  

Food Security    Vladimir Chernigov, President, Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (Russia),     

Anti-corruption  Kirill Kabanov, National anticorruption committee (Russia)  

Post MDGs    Elena Konovalova, Advocacy manager, Oxfam (Russia)    

Financial inclusion and financial education   Dmitry Golubovsky, financial market analyst, (Russia)   

Jobs and Employment   Elena Yatsenko, President, Eurasia Heritage Foundation (Russia) | G20civil.JandE@fundeh.org   

Expert working group «Job and Employment» is called to collect civil society proposals on the e-mail G20civil.JandE@fundeh.org and to work out the policy document on this basis till February 10, 2012. After reconsidering certain details the statements of this document will become part of the «Address to G20 Leaders»,  and Civil-20 Summit will consider and adopt the «Address to the Leaders».

The proposed topics for public discussion, worked out during the G20civil conference on December 12, 2012:  

Block 1. Employment, economic growth and sustainable development

  • investment in job creation, demand and supply on labour market
  • creation of jobs, education and apprenticeships of staff
  • development of the market of a highly qualified labour  

  Block 2. The solution of effective employment for different populations` segments

  • the diversity of employment`s forms and the transformation of social institutions in this sphere
  • attraction to the labour market of disadvantaged groups (disabled persons, people of pre-retirement age, parents with children, people of older ages, young people, people freed from prison, etc.)
  • gender equality and the labour market
  • the creation of decent jobs, features of the education and apprenticeships of disadvantaged groups ∙ social entrepreneurship and social innovation  

  Block 3. Globalization and employment

  • two trends: globalization and the creation of local systems of employment
  • evaluation`s criteria diversity of the job`s quality
  • G20civil in developing new approaches to the assessment of the employment policy