The G20: a pivotal role for the Kingdom in addressing health and employment issues

The Chairman of the National Committee of Labor Committees and Chairman of the Workers Communication Group (L20) in the Group of Twenty (G20), Eng. Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Juraid stressed the Kingdom’s leading role in the region and the world in discussing labor and health issues.

In a statement on the occasion of the Kingdom’s participation in the G20 Leaders Summit that will be held in Italy tomorrow, he explained that the Kingdom’s presidency during the past year 2020 of the G20 Leaders Forum reflects the pivotal and influential role it has, indicating that the countries of the group constitute two-thirds of the world’s population, and indicated that the group will discuss on the sidelines of the meeting. The summit will take urgent action to ensure equitable access and distribution of coronavirus vaccines and treatments, make commitments to plan recovery in high-quality climate-friendly jobs with a fair transition, support equal treatment and opportunity and address discrimination at work, and will consider COVID-19 an occupational disease in the work environment. Providing vaccination and mass testing, starting with those working on the front lines, and tracking progress on a common debt-remedial framework beyond the scope of the debt service payments suspension initiative endorsed under the Kingdom’s 2020 G20 Presidency.

Al-Jurid indicated that the Workers Communication Group (L20) is one of the independent communication groups in the Group of Twenty, headed by the trade union in the host country in partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation and the Advisory Committee for International Trade Unions, and these organizations work with their counterparts from the G20 countries to represent the interests of workers around the world and developing recommendations related to labor regulations to be formally submitted to the leaders of the Group of Twenty for consideration.

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