ILO contributions to the BRICS

May 2022

  1. Employment Working Group

    Protecting workers in new forms of employment - presentation

    20 May 2022

    This presentation prepared jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the challenges of ensuring that workers in new forms of employment are covered by labour protection and social protection. It draws upon examples from BRICS countries, but also from other countries, to highlight the diverse solutions for a human-centred approach to the future of work, and highlights potential issues for further discussion.

  2. Employment Working Group

    Protecting workers in new forms of employment

    20 May 2022

    This paper prepared jointly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the challenges of ensuring that workers in new forms of employment are covered by labour protection and social protection. It draws upon examples from BRICS countries, but also from other countries, to highlight the diverse solutions for a human-centred approach to the future of work, and highlights potential issues for further discussion.

  3. Employment Working Group

    Employment and just transition to sustainability in BRICS countries - presentation

    20 May 2022

    This presentation prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the progress of BRICS countries towards a just transition. The impact of climate change on labour markets, economies and societies in BRICS countries is diverse and shaped by respective national characteristics. A comparative analysis of BRICS countries' nationally determined contributions shows where BRICS countries are addressing climate change challenges, and where there is room for further action. The presentation concludes with recommendations on how BRICS governments can promote green employment.

  4. Employment Working Group

    Employment and just transition to sustainability in BRICS countries

    20 May 2022

    This paper prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the progress of BRICS countries towards a just transition. The impact of climate change on labour markets, economies and societies in BRICS countries is diverse and shaped by respective national characteristics. A comparative analysis of BRICS countries' nationally determined contributions shows where BRICS countries are addressing climate change challenges, and where there is room for further action. The report concludes with recommendations on how BRICS governments can promote green employment.

  5. Employment Working Group

    Developing skills for a resilient recovery - presentation

    20 May 2022

    This presentation prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the importance of skills for the recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and for resilience against future crises. The six key priority issues include: upskilling and reskilling in response to digitization and technological innovation; improving governance and coordination in skill systems; improving quality in skills development; strengthening skills development in rural and disadvantaged areas; harnessing the potential of skills competitions; and enhancing cooperation on skills development among BRICS countries. The report concludes with specific policy recommendations on how BRICS countries can address these challenges.

  6. Employment Working Group

    Developing skills for a resilient recovery

    20 May 2022

    This report prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 1st BRICS Employment Working Group meeting addresses the importance of skills for the recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and for resilience against future crises. The six key priority issues include: upskilling and reskilling in response to digitization and technological innovation; improving governance and coordination in skill systems; improving quality in skills development; strengthening skills development in rural and disadvantaged areas; harnessing the potential of skills competitions; and enhancing cooperation on skills development among BRICS countries. The report concludes with specific policy recommendations on how BRICS countries can address these challenges.

September 2021

  1. Labour and Employment Ministers' Meeting

    Participation of women in the labour force

    17 September 2021

    The Covid 19 crisis has had unprecedented labour market impacts and indeed it has affected men and women. However, our analysis based on global estimates – and available country level LFS data from the BRICS countries – show that women have been hit harder, coming on top of an already declining LFPR rate in some countries. And many have become inactive, i.e. exited the labour force altogether. The decline in LFPR during this crisis flags concerns around poverty, and gender inequality. These issues require special attention, as noted in the Global call to action for a human centred recovery as adopted by ILO constituents - in June 2021.