The UAE actively participates in the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting, highlighting its innovative approach to social security and labor market empowerment. As a major global forum, the G20 provides a platform for the UAE to demonstrate its commitment to gender balance and supporting youth in the workforce. With its comprehensive national policy, the UAE continues to excel in talent attraction and labor market stability, solidifying its position as a world leader in sustainable development.
The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), will play an active role in the upcoming G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting hosted by India on 20th and 21st July 2023. This significant global gathering provides a platform for the UAE to showcase its pioneering model in social security and legal coverage systems for new forms of work, including online jobs. Additionally, the UAE will highlight its commitment to supporting and empowering women, achieving gender balance in the labor market, and promoting the youth’s entry into the workforce.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, emphasized the UAE’s dedication to participating in high-level international meetings like the G20 Employment Working Group. The UAE’s active engagement in such forums enables it to explore future-oriented topics, address current challenges, enhance policies, establish benchmark indicators, and foster global partnerships—all aligned with the UAE’s strategic vision for sustainable development.
The UAE has achieved remarkable progress in regulating labor relations and creating an integrated system of legislation and policies. This vision aims to foster an enabling and empowering labor market, attracting local Emirati talent, global competencies, and keeping pace with development across all key sectors. This approach solidifies the UAE’s prominent global position in various fields.
The 2023 G20 meeting will delve into several critical themes, including the latest global employment trends, as per the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) report. It will also examine recent developments and prospects in the labor market, the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), and employment projections by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the economic field. The gathering will address major developments related to social security, including new forms of protection and means to enhance stability for workers.
Furthermore, the meeting will focus on tackling the global skills gap, mediation in international labor markets for new jobs, temporary labor, and the utilization of digital technology. As a major forum for economic cooperation, the G20 plays a strategic role in enhancing global economic growth and prosperity. The forum brings together leaders from the world’s largest economies, with member countries contributing to over 80% of global GDP and 75% of international trade. Notably, G20 member countries collectively represent nearly 60% of the world’s population.
The Countries comprehensive national policy for the labor market has earned it a leading position globally, particularly in talent attraction and low labor disputes. As a world leader in developing advanced and sustainable labor policies tailored to the specific needs of its market, It has achieved remarkable results. In 2022, the country witnessed a remarkable 13% growth in its labor force compared to the previous year, and this growth trend continued into the second quarter of 2023, with a 9.9% increase in the workforce compared to the same period last year.
In conclusion, the UAE’s active participation in the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting underscores the nation’s commitment to shaping global labor policies and contributing to economic growth and prosperity. By showcasing its pioneering model in social security and legal coverage systems for new forms of work, as well as its efforts to empower women and promote gender balance, the UAE sets a remarkable example for other nations to follow. Their dedication to fostering a dynamic and inclusive labor market further cements its position as a global leader in driving sustainable development and progress.