BRICS

History of BRICS

In 2006, the foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, and China met for the first time on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, marking the beginning of BRIC cooperation. In June 2009, the BRIC leaders held their first meeting in Russia, upgrading BRIC cooperation to Summit level. In 2011, with South Africa officially becoming a member, BRIC was enlarged to BRICS. Since 2009, the BRICS leaders have convened 14 formal meetings and 9 informal meetings.

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First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting.

The programme for the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

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BRICS Research Network programme of the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

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The programme for the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

BRICS Research Network programme of the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

 

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The programme for the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

BRICS Research Network programme of the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

 

Click here to view programme

The programme for the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

 

Click here to view speech by Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi

BRICS Research Network programme of the First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 - 24 February 2023.

 

Click here to view programme

Speakers

Boitumelo Moloi

Deputy Minister

Department of Employment and Labour

Tasneem Motara

Member of the Executive Council

Department of Employment and Labour

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Documents

Introduction

 

1. We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Durban on 2-3 August, for the fourth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM). Convening under the theme “Developing countries for inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the New Industrial Revolution”, the meeting sought to ensure maximum synergy and continuity for BRICS collaboration within the labour market landscape.

 

2. We note that South Africa’s Presidency of BRICS comes amid an environment of stabilising global economic growth and employment outlook; however, some labour markets still face diverse challenges with unemployment.

 

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Introduction

 

1. We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met in Moscow on 9th of October 2020 for the sixth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting to discuss recent global labour market issues and share experiences in order to move forward BRICS Member States cooperation in labour and employment.

 

2. Globally, economies and labour markets in 2020 have experienced unprecedented challenge due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We remain deeply saddened by the human cost and economic devastation caused by the spread of the pandemic and re-emphasize the need to work in a collaborative and coherent manner to respond to this common challenge.

 

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First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

21 - 24 February 2023

 

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First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

 

21 - 24 February 2023

 

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Introduction

 

1. We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met at New Delhi, India, on September 27-28, 2016, for the Second BRICS
Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting to strengthen intra-BRICS coordination, enhance information sharing, discuss and agree upon specific areas of cooperation in our endeavor to address labour and employment challenges faced commonly by BRICS member states.

 

2. Addressing labour, employment and social issues is imperative for fostering strong, sustainable and inclusive growth. We recognize that the constitution of the BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) initiated by the Russian Presidency is an important step for facilitating focused deliberations on BRICS labour and employment issues and achieving the broad objectives of quality and inclusive employment, formalization of labour markets, and exchangeof labour market related information.

 

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  1. INTRODUCTION

 

The Government of the Republic of South Africa has the honour to welcome you to the First Meeting of the BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) to be held in Cape Town from 21-24 February 2023 (venue to be advised on confirmation).  Simultaneously, the BRICS Research Network Forum will convene during these dates at the same venue.  

 

This Administrative Circular outlines the logistical and substantive arrangements for the BRICS Employment Working Group and the BRICS Network of Labour Research Institute meetings as well as the Ninth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in 2023.

 

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Introduction

 

1. We, the Ministers of Labour and Employment from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met virtually on July 14th, 2022 for the Eighth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, to share respective policy development, and discuss and agree on how to address labour and employment challenges commonly faced by BRICS countries.

 

2. We note with concern that the global labour market is still under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with current and future challenges caused by climate change, technological transition and demographic shifts, etc. These create a severe barrier to achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and a human-centered inclusive recovery. We are grateful to the BRICS Network of Labour Research Institutes for their research on “Employment and Income Support in the Context of the COVID-19 Crisis” and will continue to work together to address these challenges.

 

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Preamble

 

1. We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met on 14 November 2019 in Brasília, Brazil, at the Eleventh BRICS Summit, which was held under the theme “BRICS: economic growth for an innovative future”.

 

2. As leaders of vibrant nations, we reaffirm our fundamental commitment to the principle of sovereignty, mutual respect and equality and to the shared goal of building a peaceful, stable and prosperous world. These concepts, values and objectives provide a solid foundation and clear guidance for our mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation. Building on the work of successive summits in the pillars of economy, peace and security and people-to-people exchanges, we will continue to strengthen BRICS cooperation for the benefit and welfare of our peoples and enhance the traditional ties of friendship amongst our countries.

 

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