C20 Chair Nouf bint Muhammad and Co-Sherpas Rahaf Al Sanosi and Osamah Alhenaki welcomed Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC; Ayuba Wabba, President of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF); Bilal Malkawi, Regional Secretary of the ITF; Gemma Swart, Head of Campaigns and Communications (ITUC); Nasser AlJaryad, L20 Chair, and Dr. Faiyhan Al Otaibi, L20 Sherpa in Riyadh to discuss their shared policy priorities and areas for potential collaboration.
The discussion focused on the close relationship between labor movements and civil society. The group emphasized the importance of creating a space for civic society that is inclusive of the labor force, acknowledging the role trade unions play in labor policy conversations.
“We look forward to cooperating with the L20 and other Engagement Groups in order to push our joint policy agendas to world leaders. The Labor Engagement Group does crucial work representing the interests of the global workforce,” commented Chair Nouf bint Muhammad.
“A diverse array of Working Groups fall under the C20 umbrella, among them is the Employment and Social Protection Working Group, which can add an important dimension to the labor policy conversation by emphasizing the need for social security nets for the unemployed”.
Civil Society 20 (C20) is one of the eight official Engagement Groups of the G20. It provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations around the world to bring forth a non-government and non-business voice to the G20. For more information, please visit https://civil-20.org/