河北十一选五最大遗漏:Argentina passes on the baton to Japan for the G20 Presidency
河北十一选五走势图 www.wbh54.com 09-November-2018
After the successful leading of the group of the world’s top-twenty richest nations (G20) throughout 2018, Argentina hands over the reins to Japan. Japan is gearing up to take the G20 presidency in January 2019.
At the handover during the G-20 Troika meeting in Geneva on Tuesday, 6 November, in the side-lines of the currently ongoing Governing Body meeting, the Argentine representative Ms Alejandra Kern thanked the member countries and international bodies for their support.
She explained that the success of the Argentine presidency was pushed by the active participation and strong collaborations which was helpful to achieve their mandate for the G20.
“We had to figure out how to work in synergy and balance the relationship with all the parties involved. Even as we are handing over the presidency to Japan we want them to know that we are always available and ready to assist as they will be making their preparations for 2019,” said Ms Kern.
Member countries congratulated the Argentine Presidency for a successful hosting of the G20, and wished Japan well into the new endeavour.
Since the beginning of 2018, Argentina has been hosting various events as per the G20 yearly agenda which included over 50 meetings of ministers, meetings of central bank governors and foreign ministry emissaries (Sherpas), as well as a summit of world leaders.
The agenda for Argentina will culminate in a Leader’s Summit to be held in Buenos Aires from 30 November – 1 December 2018. In this summit, a joint declaration based on the policy recommendations prepared at meetings held throughout the year is expected to be adopted.
The Argentine presidency focused on three key issues namely, the future of work: Unleashing people’s potential; Infrastructure for development: Mobilizing private resources to reduce the infrastructure deficit and a sustainable food future: Improving soils and increasing productivity.
Ms Chihoko Asada, Japan’s Assistant Minister for International Labour Affairs Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare presented the priorities and plans for the upcoming G20. She stated that while the prime minister has not yet divulged a theme that they will be running with during their presidency, preparations are under way.
Ms Asada said their priorities for the 2019 G20 Labour Employment and Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) and the Employment Working Group (EWG) Meetings will focus on the Future of Work; Demographic change; Gender equality; and the New Forms of Work.
On behalf of South Africa, Department of Labour Mr Sipho Ndebele said, while they are looking forward to landing in Tokyo in February, priorities outlined by Japan is something to look forward to as they reflect continuity on decisions taken in previous meetings.
“It’s quite important to have a formal platform where we take note of the progress of the decisions that we’ve made. Surely the priority on the new forms of work will afford us sufficient opportunity to deal with this emerging kind of work and their impact with regards to social protection and social security,” added Mr Ndebele.
Ms Asada also announced that the first and second EWG meetings will take place in Tokyo on 25 – 27 February 2019 and 22 – 25 April 2019, respectively. While it is the norm to host the ministers meeting prior to the leaders’ summit, Ms Asada indicated that Japan will be hosting their leaders’ summit in June 2019. Therefore, the LEMM will take place on 1 – 2 September.
Nonetheless, she gave assurances even though this is a different way of doing things, the Japanese presidency will ensure that there would be strong coherence between the two meetings.
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