The ILO and the G20

The ILO actively supports the G20 in its role as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. At the request of the G20, we contribute data, analysis and policy recommendations on labour, economic and social issues in order to strengthen the global economy.

G20 in Italy

  1. © G20

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, Italy

    G20 ministers recommit to human-centred roadmap out of crisis

    23 June 2021

    The Declaration issued at the conclusion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Italy echoes the ILO Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery, adopted by delegates at the June session of the 2021 International Labour Conference.

G20: Facts and figures

  • G20 countries have lost 8.5 per cent of hours worked in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, corresponding to approximately 161 million full-time jobs
  • The unemployment rate has increased by 1.2 percentage points to reach 6.7 per cent in 2020, the largest annual increase since the beginning of the series in 1991
  • Interrupting a ten-year period of continuous growth, the number of people in employment in 2020 has dropped to levels last registered in 2013
  • Between 2019 and 2020, women have experienced a fall in employment larger than the one registered among men (-4.3% and -3.4%, respectively)
  • The number of youth in employment has decreased by 11% in G20 countries between 2019 and 2020, compared to a drop of 2.9% among the adult population
  • Projections indicate a rebound in economic activity in 2021, but the recovery will be weak and not sufficient to compensate the decent work deficits generated by the crisis

ILO contributions in previous G20 summits

  1. 2020 G20 - Saudi Arabia : Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century For All

  2. 2019 G20 in Japan

  3. Leader’s Summit, 30 November - 1 December 2018, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

  4. G20 Joint Education and Employment Ministers' Meeting, 6 September 2018, Mendoza (Argentina)

  5. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, 3-6 September 2018, Mendoza (Argentina)

  6. Leader’s Summit, 7-8 July 2017, Hamburg (Germany)

  7. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting, 18-19 May 2017, Bad Neuenahr (Germany)

  8. G20 Leaders' Summit, 4-5 September 2016, Hangzhou (China)

  9. Labour and Employment ministries meeting, 12-13 July 2016, Beijing (China)

  10. G20 Leaders’ Summit - 15-16 November 2015, Ankara (Turkey)

  11. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting, Ankara, 03-04 September 2015

  12. 6th meeting of Ministers of Tourism of G20 (Turkey)

  13. Leaders' summit - 15-16 November 2014, Brisbane (Australia)

  14. Labour ministerial meeting, 10-11 September 2014, Melbourne (Australia)

  15. Eighth G20 Leaders' summit - 5-6 September 2013, St Petersburg (Russian Federation)

  16. Labour ministerial meeting, 18-19 July 2013, Moscow (Russian Federation)

  17. Seventh G20 Leaders’ Summit, 18-19 June 2012, Los Cabos (Mexico)

  18. Sixth G20 Leaders’ Summit, November 3-4, 2011, Cannes (France)

  19. Fifth G20 Leaders’ Summit, November 11-12, 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea

  20. Fourth G20 Leaders' Summit, June 26-27, 2010, Toronto, Canada

  21. Third G20 Leaders' Summit, September 24-25, 2009, Pittsburgh, USA

  22. Second G20 Leaders' Summit, April 2, 2009, London, United Kingdom

  23. First G20 Leaders Summit: November 14-15, 2008, Washington D.C., USA