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BRICS Group to Meet on July 27 in Hyderabad

25.07.2016 17:44

The first ever Meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group, which is essentially a Senior Officers Level meeting between BRICS countries to shape the agenda for Labour and Employment track in BRICS, has been scheduled to be held on July 27-28 at Hyderabad.

The Indian Minister of State for Labour and Employment will also address the meeting. During this two days event there would be sessions on a 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 as well as a discussion on Draft BRICS Ministerial Declaration.

The BRICS Employment Working Group meeting is a prelude to the Meeting of BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting under the Indian Presidency, scheduled to be held on September 27 to 28 in Agra.

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa comprising BRICS countries are the five major emerging economies, comprising 43 percent of the world population, having 37 percent of the world GDP and a 17 percent share in the world trade.

India assumed the rotating Chair of the BRICS in February, 2016. So far, seven BRICS summits have taken place and the 8th BRICS summit will be hosted by India during its chairmanship in October 2016 in Goa.