A coordination meeting on G20 2014 was held in Singapore on 31 September- 1 October 2013. The objectives of the meeting were mainly to review trade union engagement with the G20 and to discuss preparations for the G20 in Brisbane, Australia.
Since the 2008 G20 in Washington D.C., G20 was held 8 times, and L20 (Labour 20) 4 times. Recently, in Cannes G20, a joint statement with B20 (Business 20) was issued, and in Moscow, G20 Labour Ministers/L20/B20 was organised, and in Petersburg, ITUC team met with the G20.
Engagement with G20 is in progress which has significance to Asia and the Pacific where the regional social partnership has to further grow, in the ASEAN, the SAARC and the PIF.
The meeting discussed future plan of action in each G20 countries in preparations for G20 2014 in Brisbane. 11 AP affiliates participated in the meeting; ACTU, JTUC, FKTU, KCTU, TURK-IS, HAK-IS, KSPI, KSBSI, INTUC, HMS and SNTUC.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide.