upcoming

G20

Italy

Oct
30
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Oct 31, 2021
G20
Forum
Summit
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scheduled to be
hosted in
Rome
,
Italy

about

About the G20

The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet.

The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the respective Heads of State and Government.

In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups and special events are organized throughout the year.

topics

Priorities

The world is facing many difficult challenges today, which the G20 is intensely working to address, by identifying – and implementing – shared, coordinated and equitable responses. This requires vision, dialogue, mutual understanding, and a profound awareness of our common global responsibilities.

The pandemic has had profound impacts on the health of humans worldwide. It has affected peoples’ livelihoods, our economies, international trade. It has added its burden onto other systemic problems, from climate change to inequality, which are hampering our ability to fully prosper and express our potential. It has also made one thing clear: we live in an era in which local problems swiftly become global challenges. This, however, also means that we can work together to recover from this crisis and seize the opportunity to build back better, learning from our shared experience and ensuring that efficient, innovative tools and technologies become the basis for a more resilient, sustainable and greener growth.

In an increasingly interconnected world, multilateralism is far more than an abstract concept. It is the key to responding to these challenges, and the G20, bringing together much of the world’s population and of the global economy, must live up to its role. This is why the 2021 G20, under Italian Presidency, will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity.

Within these pillars, we are taking the lead in ensuring a swift international response to the pandemic - able to provide equitable, worldwide access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines - while building up resilience to future health-related shocks.

We are also looking beyond the crisis, towards ensuring a rapid recovery that addresses people’s needs. This implies a focus on reducing inequalities, on women’s empowerment, on the younger generations and on protecting the most vulnerable. It means promoting the creation of new jobs, social protection and food security.

The G20 is also intent on paving the way to rebuilding differently in the aftermath of the crisis. More efficiently, through a better use of renewable energies and with a firm commitment to protecting our climate and our common environment.

This is a prerequisite for our sustained prosperity. A prosperous future, however, also requires that we properly harness the main drivers of growth and innovation. We are working to bridge the digital divide and make digitalization an opportunity for all, improve productivity and – in short – to leave no one behind.

People

The unprecedented health, economic and social crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic is severely affecting people all over the world, threatening their lives, jobs and social relationships. Future expectations are deteriorating, above all for younger generations.

Faced with this scenario, the G20 must lead the change towards a better and brighter future for the entire global society.

This means tackling the health and economic crisis in the short run but also looking beyond, and shaping a sustainable, just, inclusive and resilient recovery. To achieve this ambitious goal, our policy actions must be centered around people, both at national and multilateral level. This means eradicating poverty, as mandated by the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of the United Nations. It also means tackling inequality, which has been rising over the past decades, and even further during the present crisis. Building a more inclusive global society implies protecting the most vulnerable, above all young people, precarious workers, small and medium enterprises; promoting women’s empowerment; ensuring universal access to education; redistributing opportunities within countries and decreasing disparities between regions. https://www.g20.org/en/people.html

Planet

As humanity expands its reach across the planet, harnessing its resources and striving to improve the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide, the urgency of ensuring the sustainability of our presence here is rapidly increasing.

Profound challenges need to be addressed, and the G20 has a great responsibility in leading the world towards concrete and lasting solutions. This entails a firm commitment to providing responses to key issues such as climate change, land degradation, biodiversity loss and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals enshrined in Agenda 2030. These are issues that have been on the G20 agenda for a long time and on which we now need to act quickly, and with new levels of ambition, if we are to be successful.

A transition towards renewable energies and a green recovery, with a focus on modern, “smart” cities, is essential, and is among the main priorities promoted by the Italian Presidency. We are working on new tools for sustainable urbanization, on energy efficiency, on improved, modern mobility. The G20 will also pave the way towards the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), a key milestone in the global fight against climate change, which will be co-hosted by Italy and the United Kingdom.

Addressing the needs of the planet is not an option, nor a balancing act between human flourishing and preserving our natural environment. It is a necessary condition to our common well-being, to international peace and security and, ultimately, to our long-term survival on this “pale blue dot”. https://www.g20.org/en/planet.html

Prosperity

The planet is facing the worst economic crisis of the last century. The 20 most important economies in the world are called to work together to reignite growth and foster a renewed prosperity.

The digital revolution represents a fundamental tool to achieve prosperity and better quality of life. For too long, however, digitalization has also been a driver of precariousness and inequality. The international community, spurred by the G20, needs to make digitalization an opportunity for all.

This means reducing the digital divide, promoting infrastructural developments able to guarantee universal internet access and achieving adequate and widespread digital literacy.

It also means exploiting the full potential of the technological revolution to concretely improve the living conditions of citizens all over the world, in every aspect of their lives.

This implies: making health services more effective; facilitate data sharing to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and response; enhancing smart, agile and flexible working models, which may contribute to better redistribute unpaid care work between genders and promote a better work-life balance for both men and women; improve the efficiency of energy distribution networks and grids and enhance the reach of educational activities.

https://www.g20.org/en/prosperity.html

Knowledge Partner letters

PARTICIPATING LEADERS

Italy

Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte

Host

Germany

Chancellor
Angela Merkel

Host

United Kingdom

Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Host

South Africa

President
Cyril Ramaphosa

Host

France

President
Emmanuel Macron

Host

United States

Joe Biden

Host

South Korea

President
Moon Jae-in

Host

China (PRC)

President
Xi Jinping

Host

European Union

Commission President
Ursula von der Leyen

Host

Russia

President
Vladimir Putin

Host

Australia

Prime Minister
Scott Morrison

Host

Chile

President
Sebastián Piñera

Host

Turkey

President
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Host

Vietnam

President
Nguyễn Phú Trọng

Host

Canada

Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau

Host

Japan

Yoshihide Suga

Host

Invited guests

There are currently no invitees.

international organization guests

African Union Commission

Moussa Faki

United States

Joe Biden

Japan

Yoshihide Suga

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman

France

Laurent Fabius
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Azerbaijan

Ilham Aliyev
President

Robert Mugabe
President

Malaysia

Najib Raza
Prime Minister

THE EUROPEAN HOUSE - AMBROSETTI

Madi Pianomortari
Assoicate partner

B20 Summit Italy

Emma Marcegaglia
B20 Chair

Confindustria

Carlo Bonomi
CEO

Carsten Lexa
Chair

AIDDA

Linda Laura Sabbadini.
Chair of the W20

Sabic

Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Chairman B20

Germany

Angela Merkel
Chancellor

Hong Kong

Carrie Lam
Chief Executive

New Partnership for Africa's Development

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive officer

European Union

Ursula von der Leyen
Commission President

European Union

Donald Tusk
Council President

European Union

Charles Michel
Council President

Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud
Crown Prince

Arab Monetary Fund ( AMF)

Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy
Director General

World Trade Organization

Roberto Azevêdo
Director General

Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King

Jordan

HM King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein
King of Jordan

THE EUROPEAN HOUSE - AMBROSETTI

VALERIO DE MOLLI
MANAGING DIRECTOR

International Monetary Fund

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director

Dr Thoraya obaid
Member of the Board of Directors

Argentina

Axel Kicillof
Minister of the Economy

Herman Van Rompuy
President

World Bank Group

David Malpass
President

Burkina Faso

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President

Chile

Sebastián Piñera
President

France

Emmanuel Macron
President

United States

Donald Trump
President

Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
President

Rwanda

Paul Kagame
President

Senegal

Macky Sall
President

South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa
President

Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
President

Peru

Martín Vizcarra
President

Russia

Vladimir Putin
President

Indonesia

Joko Widodo
President

Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro
President

Mexico

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
President

Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte
President

Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen
President

Vietnam

Nguyễn Phú Trọng
President

South Korea

Moon Jae-in
President

China (PRC)

Xi Jinping
President

Argentina

Mauricio Macri
President

United States

Barrack Obama
President

France

François Hollande
President

Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto
President

Brazil

Michel Temer
President

South Africa

Jacob Zuma
President

South Korea

Park Geun-hye
President

Brazil

Dilma Rousseff
President

Turkey

Ahmet Davutoğlu
President

Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President

European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde
President

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar
President

Spain

Mariano Rajoy
President

Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev
President

Alberto Fernández
President Argentina

Global Talent Summit

Ana Rold
President and Founder

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
President of Spain

Switerzland

Ueli Maurer
President of Switerzland

European Union

Jean-Claude Juncker
President of the European Commission

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Bounnhang Vorachith
President, Chair

African Union

Idriss Déby
President, Chairperson

Senegal

Macky Sall
President, president of New Partnership for Africa's Development

Australia

Scott Morrison
Prime Minister

Canada

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister

Italy

Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson
Prime Minister

India

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Theresa May
Prime Minister

Papua New Guinea

James Marape
Prime Minister

Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad
Prime Minister

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister

Thailand

Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister

Italy

Matteo Renzi
Prime Minister

Australia

Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister

Australia

Tony Abbott
Prime Minister

Canada

Stephen Harper
Prime Minister

Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister

Italy

Paolo Gentiloni
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

David Cameron
Prime Minister UK

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore

Italy

Paolo gentiloni
Prime minister

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Dato' Paduka Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

OECD

José Ángel Gurría
Secretary-General

United Nations

António Guterres
Secretary-General

Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan
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