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First meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group will be held on 27- 28 July 2016 in Hyderabad

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New Delhi: The First ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) will be held on 27- 28 July 2016 in Hyderabad, which is essentially a Senior Officers Level meeting between BRICS Countries to shape the agenda for Labour and Employment track in BRICS. Mr Bandaru Dattaraya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, will address the meeting hosted by India. During this two days, there would be discussion sessions on:  finalization of BRICS Employment Working Group;  presentation by ILO on “Employment Generation for Inclusive Growth”;  presentation by India on possible social security agreements amongst BRICS nations;  and discussion on Draft BRICS Ministerial Declaration.

India has assumed the presidency of BRICS in February,2016. In addition to economic issues of mutual interest, the agenda of BRICS meetings has considerably widened over the years to encompass emerging global issues that need urgent attention: finance, trade & health, S&T, education, agriculture, communication, labour etc.   BRICS cooperation has two pillars – consultation on issues of mutual interest through meetings of leaders as well as of ministers and practical cooperation in a number of areas through meetings of Working Groups/Senior Officials.

BEWG meeting is a prelude to the Meeting of BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meeting under the Indian Presidency, scheduled to be held on September, 27th- 28th,2016 at Agra.

 Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa  are the BRICS countries  five major emerging economies, comprising 43% of the world population, having 37% of the world GDP and 17% share in the world trade. So far, Seven BRICS Summits have taken place and the 8th BRICS Summit will be hosted by India during its Chairmanship in 2016.

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