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1st Meeting of the Task Force on Employment - Moscow, Russia (February 21-22, 2013)

The first meeting of the TFE under the Russian G20 Presidency was held on February 21-22 in Moscow.Delegates supported the three priority areas of the 2013 TFE which are job creation, labor activation and monitoring of the progress of implementation of the G20 Leaders decisions on employment. They discussed different aspects of job creation and agreed that labor activation policies are within key focus of the Ministries of Labor and Employment of G20 countries.

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2nd Meeting of the Task Force on Employment - Saint Petersburg, Russia (June 3-4, 2013)

In the second TFE meeting, the delegates focused on preparations for the G20 Labor and Employment and Joint Labor and Finance Ministers' Meetings. They discussed the draft declaration and the draft joint statement of Labour and Employment and Finance Ministers Meeting.

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The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting - Moscow, Russia (July 18-19, 2013)

The agenda of the G20 Labour Ministers Meeting entitled “Job Creation for Life and Development” was focused on the issues of job creation, labour activation, equality and social inclusion. Ministers discussed possible ways to formulate and implement integrated employment policy mixes aimed at addressing simultaneously both the economic and the social needs of the G20 countries' population.

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Joint Meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment and Finance Ministers - Moscow, Russia (July 19, 2013)

The Joint G20 Finance and Labour Ministers Meeting was held in Moscow on July 19, 2013. A high-level meeting in such a format was convened for the first time in the G20's history.

The focus of the meeting was the possibility of elaborating coordinated policy by finance and labour and employment ministries in the G20 countries to promote strong, sustainable and balanced growth and a supportive environment for job creation.

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3rd Meeting of the Task Force on Employment - Geneva, Switzerland (October 18, 2013)

The third and the concluding TFE Meeting within the year of the Russian Presidency was held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva. In this meeting outcomes of the Task Force's work in 2013 was summarized and possible ways to fulfill the tasks set forth for the TFE by the G20 Leaders at the Saint Petersburg Summit was considered. The delegates were also informed about the possible priorities and deliverables of the TFE in 2014 under Australia’s Presidency.

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