Session Outcome

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting was held in Matsuyama, Ehime, on September 1 and 2, 2019.

1. Overview


September 1(Sun.)–2(Mon.), 2019


Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture (ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Matsuyama)

G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting was held in Matsuyama, Ehime, under the chairmanship of Mr. Nemoto Takumi, then Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Ministers and representatives discussed about (1) demographic change, (2) gender equality and (3) new forms of work, under the overarching theme:” Human-Centered Future of Work”. Minister Nemoto explained relevant Japanese employment policies, including the employment policy for the elderly as the most aged country and working style reforms such as reducing long working hours which is crucial to promote women’s participation to the labour market.
After active discussions among countries and international organization, the meeting was concluded with adoption of a Ministerial Declaration calling for policy actions, including those to create environments to enable elders to continue to work and to make long-term work more attractive.

2. Participating Countries and Organizations

G20 member countries
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Invited Guest Countries
Chile, Egypt, Netherlands, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam
International Organizations
ILO (International Labour Organization), OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), and other organizations
L20 (representatives of labour union), B20 (representatives of business communities), W20 (representatives of concerned parties providing recommendations on women-related policies)

3. Outcome Documents

Ministerial Declaration