G7/G20: G20 Resources

G20 Resources

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

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.

2016 G20 Summit

The 2016 G20 Summit was held September 4-5 in Hangzhou, China. The Chinese G20 Presidency set the theme of the 2016 Summit to: "Towards and innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy." Leaders from the world's advanced and emerging economies met to discuss key global issues including:

  • Anti-corruption

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  • Food and nutrition

  • Infrastructure investment

  • International tax and financial governance

  • Jobs and employment

  • International trade

A variety of ministerial meetings were convened prior to the Hangzhou summit. Communiqués were released following three meetings between G20 finance ministers and central bank governors: the first communiqué was released following the February 26-27 meeting in Shangai; the second communiqué was released after the April 14-15 meeting in Washington; the third communiqué was released after a meeting in Chengdu on July 23-24. Other statements released following G20 ministerial meetings throughout 2016 include statements on energy, agriculture, trade, and labour and employment.

Online Resources 

2016 G20 Calendar - The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has created a schedule of 2017 G20 events, along with additional background information.

2016 G20 Policy Paper - The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has composed a policy paper detailing its recommendations for the summit.