Leaders of the Group of 20 nations held their 2012 summit on June 18-19 in Los Cabos, Mexico. By the group’s own account, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population live in G20 nations, which also account for 80 percent of global trade and 90 percent of GDP.
While the financial and political challenges of the day are often discussed at summits, the host nation sets the agenda. The Mexican government set out the following items as priorities for its presidency of the G20:
- Economic stabilization and structural reforms as foundations for growth and employment.
- Strengthening the financial system and fostering financial inclusion to promote economic growth.
- Improving the international financial architecture in an interconnected world. Enhancing food security and addressing commodity price volatility.
- Promoting sustainable development, green growth and the fight against climate change.
- Food Security, Agriculture and Nutrition
- Green Growth and Climate Change
- Financial Inclusion
Separate reports were issued by some of the Task Force members individually, including:
- 1,000 Days
- Heinrich Böll Foundation
- The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
The views of civil society were also included in a page on the G20 organizer’s website.
See InterAction's latest blog post on G20 developments here.
The G20 Leaders Declaration issued at the end of the summit can be viewed here.
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