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L20 Summit Agenda 2013


L20 Summit
“Confronting the job crisis at the G20”

Moscow, Russia,
July 16-19, 2013

Tuesday, July 16

Arrival of Participants and Welcome Reception

Wednesday, July 17

08.45-09.10   Welcome Session (open session)

Opening remarks: Mikhail Shmakov, President of Federation of Independent Trade Unions  of Russia (FNPR)

Welcome remarks by Kseniya Yudayeva, Russian G20 Sherpa, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC and Rudolf Traub-Merz, Head of Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES Moscow)

09.15-11.00   Session I. The G20 – From Los Cabos to Moscow: Stocktaking & the way 

This session, chaired by Rudolf Traub-Merz, will discuss the priorities of the Russian G20 Presidency and the G20 process from Los Cabos to Moscow, as well as its present and future challenges. The ITUC Global Poll Results of 2013 for 13 G20 countries will also be presented. Mikhail Shmakov, John Evans, General Secretary of Trade Union Advisory Committee to OECD (TUAC), and Sharan Burrow will provide inputs for discussion.

11.15-12.45   Session II. L20-B20 Joint Session

Starting with a presentation of the Joint L20-B20 Statement by Sharan Burrow and Daniel Funes de Rioja, Vice-President of International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the discussion – chaired by Mikhail Shmakov and Alexander Shokhin, President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) – will revolve around the next steps for cooperation between the social partners in the G20. This will be followed by a common press conference, where the Joint Statement and the way forward will be presented.

13.00-13.45   L20-B20 Press Conference with:

Mikhail Shmakov, President of FNPR
Alexander Shokhin, President of RSPP
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC
Daniel Funes de Rioja, Vice-President of IOE

14.00-15.00   Session III. The G20 Employment Agenda (open session)

As the mounting global job crisis needs to be resolved, Labour 20 representatives will discuss possible ways of how the G20 could induce policy changes. The session, chaired by Gerardo Alberto Martínez, General Secretary of the Construction Workers Union of Argentina (UOCRA), will begin with an overview by Aleksey Vovchenko, Deputy Minister of Labour of Russia on the preparations of the Labour Minister and Joint Labour and Finance Minister meeting, followed by a discussion on the future role of the Employment Task Force. The session will then cover two central aspects: “Creating Decent Jobs in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” and “Fair and Efficient Labour Markets for a Jobs-driven Recovery”, commented by Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL and Veronica Nilsson, Confederal Secretary of European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

15.15-16.45   Session IV. Growth and Recovery Strategies (open session)

Led by Rosamaria Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI), this session will host Guy Ryder, Director-General of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to debate on the G20 Jobs Agenda. Among others, the discussion will be facilitated by Ignacio Fernández Tojo, General Secretary of Comisiones Obreras (CCOO), Rudy De Leeuw, President of Belgian Trade Union Confederation (FGTB) and Barbara Susec from the German union centre (DGB).

16.45-17.45   Session V. Preparing Consultations with Labour Ministers

This session will cover all matters concerning the L20 participation in the Social Partners’  Consultations with the G20 Labour Ministers the following day.

Thursday, July 18

Consultations with G20 Labour Ministers with the B20