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27 October 2021 "Multilateralism does not only concern governments, but also the social partners. Today's meeting is proof of this. You trade unions have a very important role to play. The protection of the weakest, wherever they are, unites us. Together, we must ensure that innovation and productivity go hand in hand with equity and social cohesion. And to do so thinking not only of the workers of today, but also of those of tomorrow ".

Thus Prime Minister

Mario Draghi

at the meeting with the

international labor unions

20 in view of the G20. 

"I am very happy to welcome you to Palazzo Chigi on the eve of the G20. This week's Rome Summit marks the return of multilateralism, after the dark years of isolationism and isolation linked to the health crisis. We will discuss the more complex issues of our time, with the aim of finding ambitious and shared solutions ".   

One of the themes "at the heart of this summit is the ecological transition. During the G20 we will discuss how to reduce gas emissions (...) in order to achieve the international goals we have set. Europe has moved with great determination on However, the climate crisis can only be tackled if all G20 countries decide to act in a simultaneous, coordinated and courageous way ".

"It is equally necessary to focus on training to create the skills necessary to face the environmental revolution, together with the digital one. These are epochal changes that require ambitious investments".   

"In Europe - recalled the premier - we launched the Next Generation EU program, a 750 billion euro plan to finance development projects and reforms. We want to promote innovation, bridge territorial gaps and promote employment for the most penalized on the labor market, starting with young people and women ".

"I want to thank the

Italian trade unions

, who have shown a great sense of responsibility in helping us to draw clear rules to reopen".

"Among the most important issues, there is the Covid-19 pandemic and, in particular, inequalities in access to vaccines. In Italy, Europe and other advanced economies, the vaccination campaign has achieved very satisfactory results. But only 3.1 percent of citizens in low-income countries have received at least one dose. We need to accelerate. "

"We must accelerate the distribution of vaccines to these states and offer them logistical support", continues the premier in the meeting with the international trade unions representing Labor 20. "It is essential - adds Draghi - to help them protect their citizens and prevent them from forming. new and dangerous variants. Where the vaccination campaign went further, production activity resumed quickly ".

"The return to the presence and the acceleration of the economy, however, have highlighted, often dramatically, the problem of safety in the workplace. The Government has taken, with the help of the trade unions, important measures in this regard. In particular, we have increased controls and tightened penalties for companies that do not respect the rules. These rules must now be applied with rigor and speed ".