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BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meet

Published on May 15, 2021
Current Context: The 1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting was hosted by India in a virtual format from Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi.
BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meet
  • BRICS EWG Meeting was chaired by Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour and Employment.
  • The representatives from BRICS nations were present at the meeting along with the representatives from International Labour Organisation (ILO) and International Social Security Agency (ISSA).
  • The dignitaries discussed Promoting Social Security Agreements amongst BRICS Nations, Formalization of labour markets, women participation in labour force and Gig and platform workers – Role in the labour market.
  • The dignitaries also assured to resolve the issues related to Social Security Agreement (SSA) by conducting dialogue and entering into agreements.
  • The technical support to promote the SSA amongst BRICS nations will be granted by ILO and ISSA.
  • Static Part: 
    • Current Chair for BRICS: India


Q.1 Which nation hosted the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting which was held in May 2021?
a. India
b. Brazil
c. Russia
d. China

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