The future of work high on the G20 finance agenda this week in Buenos Aires

Today and tomorrow, officials from member and guest countries are attending the Fourth Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies, laying the groundwork for the finance ministerial meeting this weekend.

The Fourth G20 Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies began in Buenos Aires this morning. G20 members represent 85% of global GDP, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75% of international trade.

Over the course of the meeting, held at the Buenos Aires Convention & Exhibition Centre (CEC), finance and central bank deputies will coordinate the issues for discussion by the finance ministers and central bank governors this weekend. The future of work and infrastructure for development, two of the priorities of the Argentine G20 presidency in 2018, are key items on the agenda, along with global growth, the international tax system and financial inclusion.

As regards the future of work, the officials will work on finalizing a public policy document containing a set of concrete proposals, together with examples and experiences from different countries, to address the challenges arising from technological transitions and to create more and better jobs. On infrastructure, they will continue to work on a plan to develop infrastructure as an asset class, attractive to private investors.

The deputies meeting takes place immediately before the Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Saturday and Sunday, also at the CEC. The meeting brings together over 55 heads of delegation, including ministers and central bank governors from member and guest countries, as well as representatives from international organizations. The list of confirmed participants includes US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Chinese Finance Minister Liu Kun; International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde; World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim; and Secretary General of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development, José Ángel Gurría.

On Sunday, once the closed-door sessions have finished, the Argentine G20 presidency will give a press conference, which will be streamed live on the G20 YouTube channel.