Ahead of the G20 Meeting of Labour and Employment Ministers next week in Washington, participants at the 4th Summit of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum underlined their support to the Global Jobs Pact and reinforced ILO’s global call for job-centred policies to be placed at the core of the recovery.
Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma met on 15 April 2010 in Brasília, Brazil to debate issues of major concern, such as the global financial and economic crisis and the social dimension of globalization.
In the 4th IBSA Forum Declaration, the three leaders stressed that global economic efforts have to respond to the needs of developing and low income countries, particularly in Africa. In this context, the ILO Pact, providing policy options adaptable to national needs, acts as a catalyst for jobs and brings a new approach of tested measures that work in the economic upturn.
South Africa will host the 5th IBSA Summit of Heads of State/Government towards the end of 2011.
More information will be posted soon on the IBSA website.