OECD Employment and Labour Ministerial Meeting 2016
OECD Employment and Labour Ministerial Meeting Minister of Labour and Social Security Süleyman Soylu attended OECD Employment and Labour Ministerial Meeting at the OECD Headquarters in Paris on 15 January 2016.
The meeting was attended by the Ministers from more than 40 OECD and partner countries, representatives of international organizations and social partners. The Ministers exchanged their views on how to build more resilient and inclusive labour markets in light of the lessons learned from the recent global economic crisis. Following the meeting, a “Ministerial Statement on Building More Resilient and Inclusive Labour Markets” was adopted.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Soylu informed his counterparts about the institutional arrangements and reforms implemented in order to make Turkish labour market more resiliant and inclusive. Minister Soylu expressed that the efficient implemantation of these reforms provided Turkey to decrease its unemployment rate below the pre-crisis level earlier than most of the OECD members.
Minister Soylu also emphasized the importance and the need for international cooperation, solidarity and responsibility sharing to find a “rooted” solution to the recent refugee crises reminding Turkey hosts 2,4 million Syrians with “temporary protection”.
Within the scope of his visit, Minister Soylu also held bilateral talks with his counterparts.