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2017 G20 Summit

The 2017 G20 Summit will be held in the German port city of Hamburg on July 7-8. G20 leaders will meet at Hamburg Messe, the city's exhibition and trade fair center. The 2017 G20 agenda will include familiar themes related to global economics and finance, climate, trade, labor and employment, and development. More specifically, Germany announced its intention to continue with the themes it prioritized during its 2015 G7 presidency. These include:

  • Strengthening resilience of the global financial system
  • Tackling harmful tax competition
  • Global economic growth
  • Trade
  • Spread of digital technology
  • Climate policy
  • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
  • Health / Combatting dangerous pathogens / Antimicrobial resistance
  • Women's economic empowerment
  • Supression of corruption
  • Migration and refugee flows
  • Counter-terrorism

In the lead up to the G20 summit, G20 ministers convene for a series of preparatory meetings to discuss issues relating to finance, foreign affairs, labor, agriculture, and health. Many of these meetings conclude with a statement – or communiqué – outlining commitments, recommendations, and areas of suggested action. The following meetings have taken place in the build up to the Hamburg summit:

  • Published on January 22, the G20 agriculture ministers’ declaration and action plan underscore the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of the Paris Agreement in order to provide for a growing global population. The documents outline the need to improve efficiency and sustainability of water resources and increase resilience to water-related risks. They also recognize the contribution that research collaboration, innovation, information communication technologies (ICT), the Agricultural Marketing Information Systems (AMIS), and combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will make to ensuring food and water security.

  • Following their meeting on March 17-18 in Baden-Baden, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors issued a communiqué that highlights the importance of strong, sustained, balanced, and inclusive growth; enhancing financial and economic resilience; and creating policies to enable this. Integral to this is the maintenance of an open and resilient financial system and the strengthening of the international financial architecture. The communiqué also calls for deepened international financial cooperation with Africa.

The summit will also provide avenues for dialogue with civil society. Through a series of forums, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with civil society representatives in the areas of business (B20), non-governmental organizations (C20), trade unions (L20), the science and research community (S20), think tanks (T20), women (W20), and youth (Y20). For more details on these forums, as well as the myriad ministerial and other preparatory meetings preceding the Hamburg Summit, check out our 2017 G20 Calendar.

Online Resources 

2017 G20 Calendar - The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has created a schedule of 2017 G20 events, along with additional background information.

2017 G20 Policy Paper - The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has composed a policy paper detailing its recommendations for the summit.