Last weekend, at the G20 summit, the G20 labour ministers pledged to improve the employment of women and reduce the pay gap, promote the labour integration of immigrants and refugees, reduce youth employment, and ensure decent conditions in international production chains.

These goals were highlighted in the final document signed at the end of the ministerial summit in the west of Germany, in which the Spanish Employment Minister, Fátima Báñez participated.

Chancellor Angela Merkel invited the G20 leaders to focus on issues that are of concern to the people and to restore confidence in multinational cooperation based on shared objectives, despite pressures to the contrary.

“The Statement of the leaders recognised the importance of addressing the challenge of creating decent work opportunities and reversing the trend toward an increase of inequalities”

The leaders launched a new G20 youth employment initiative for rural areas in developing countries, particularly in Africa.