Employment & Education - First Task Force Meeting in Geneva


B20 and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) organized the first EE Task Force Meeting on March 14th.

B20 and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) organized the first Employment & Education Task Force Meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 14th. 

The discussion included key issues for the G20 and its affinity groups´ work, such as the challenges and priorities of the G20´s Argentine Presidency, the correlation between G20 and G7, the resilience required in the current marketplace and how to prepare our youth for uncertainty.

The meeting gathered Business Leaders and specialists to discuss the education and labor challenges associated to the reconfiguration of the work market.

The event was opened by IOE President & EE Task Force Co-Chair Erol Kiresepi and B20 executive sherpa Carolina Castro.

 

“It is necessary to focus on digital skills and lifelong education to offer young people better tools within the marketplace” stated B20 Policy Sherpa Fernando Landa

 

The first panel, integrated by B20 policy sherpa Fernando Landa, G20 Employment Group sherpa Esteban Eseverri and EE Task Force Chair & Globant CEO Martín Migoya, focused on the challenges and priorities of the G20´s Argentine Presidency. Landa pointed out the need to focus on the development of digital skills and ongoing education to offer the younger generations better tools for the labor market.

“We are witnessing a unique moment in human evolution, global employment reconfiguration has already begun. It is necessary to change the game rules and rethink our current educational systems to accompany this cultural and digital transformation.” EE Chair & Globant CEO Martín Migoya

 

Erol Kiresepi discussed the connection between G20 and G7, while Renate Hornung-Draus Managing Director for European and International Affairs of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) detailed her experience with the G20 during the German Presidency in 2017.

 

The inspirational session continued with the participation of Accenture Switzerland Managing Director Thomi Meyer and Deloitte Global Public Policy Kyra Kasz who discussed the resilience required in the current marketplace and how to prepare our youth for uncertainty.

 

During the afternoon, Labour 20 (L20) representatives, the affinity group that brings gathers the leaders of international trade unions, presented their work agenda for 2018 and discussed possible areas for G20-B20 articulation. The panel included L20 Chair and ILO GB Member Gerardo Martinez, ITUC  Secretary General Sharon Burrow and IOE Vice President Mthunzi Mwaba.