More than 300 DOL employees cheered the arrival of the G20 Labor and Employment leaders and waved flags from each of the participation countries.
Maria Ducci, Executive Director of the Office of the Director-General for the International Labor Organization waves to the crowd as she is escorted by DOL's Patricia Smith.
Mr. Xavier Prats-Monné, Director for Employment, Lisbon Strategy and International Affairs, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities(European Commission) and Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women's Bureau are greeted by DOL employees.
The Honorable Tae-Hee Yim, Minister of Labor and other members of the Republic of Korea's delegation arrive.
DOL's Carl Fillichio (R) welcomes The Honorable Dr. Carlos A. Tomada, Argentina's
Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security.
The Honorable Javier Lozano, Mexico's Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare is greeted by DOL's Kathy Martinez.
Senior Advisor Mary Beth Maxwell (left) welcomes Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the United States, to the Frances Perkins Building.
Secretary Solis celebrates this momentous occasion with DOL employees.
Secretary Solis celebrates this momentous occasion as DOL employees greet the arriving Ambassadors.
Left: Tae-Hee Yim, Minister of Labor, Republic of Korea, Right: Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, United States
Myra Maria Hanartani, Director General of Industrial Relations and Workers’ Social Security in Indonesia's Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, speaks during the opening plenary session.
Argentina's Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, Dr. Carlos A. Tomada addresses the delegates during the first meeting of the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers.
Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, takes part in a preliminary meeting with international labor and business leaders.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis hosts the first ever meeting of the G20 labor and employment ministers. Ministers of countries that account for more than 85 percent of the global economy will gather at the U.S. Department of Labor to assess how the global economic crisis has affected employment worldwide. The ministers will compare experiences and policy responses, and offer recommendations for putting quality jobs at the heart of the global economic recovery.
Secretary opens meeting of Ministers.
Mr. Birol Aydemir, Turkey’s Undersecretary for the Ministry of Labor and Social Science, contributes to the discussion.
Ms. Diane Finley, Canada’s Minster of Human Resources and Skills Development, makes a point.
Mr. Maxim Topilin, the Russian Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development, gives his perspective.
Mr. Yin Weimin, China’s Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, listens intently to the discussion.
Dr. Carlos A. Tomada, Argentina's Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security responds to a question from the press.
Xavier Prats-Monné, representing the European Commission, congratulates Secretary Solis following the closing press conference.
Front Row (L to R): Celestino Corbacho Chaves (Spain); Susanne Hoffmann (Germany); Myra Maria Hanartani (Indonesia); Maria Ducci (International Labor Organization); Hilda L. Solis (United States); Diane Finley (Canada); Liz Tillett (United Kingdom); Birol Aydemir (Turkey); Maxim Topilin (Russia)
Middle Row (L to R): Javier Lozano (Mexico); Angel Gurria, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Tae-Hee Yim (Republic of Korea); Hiroyuki Nagahama (Japan); Mark Arbib (Australia); Weimin Yin (China); Pierre Vimont (France)
Back Row (L to R): Xavier Prats-Monné (European Commission); Sibi George (India); Membathisi Mdladlana (South Africa); Carlos A. Tomada (Argentina); Paulo Reboani, (Italy); Carlos Lupi (Brazil); Abdulwahed Al Humaid (Saudi Arabia)