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2018 G20 Summit






The 2018 G20 Summit will be hosted by Argentina on November 30 and December 1 in Buenos Aires. Argentina's vision for the summit is to build consensus around development that is both fair and sustainable. Argentina set three priorities for its Presidency, which will cut across the entire G20 agenda. These priorities are: (1) the future of work, (2) infastructure for development, and (3) a sustainable food future. Beyond these priorities, Argentina identified a variety of other "work streams" that it intends to pursue throughout its presidency, including:

  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Anti-corruption
  • Trade and investment
  • Development
  • Digital economy
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Climate sustainability
  • Energy transitions

The abovementioned work streams address Argentina's commitment to build on the work of past G20 summits, including strengthening financial governance and a sustainable financial system, cooperating on trade and investment, addressing gender inequalities, fighting corruption, and taking action on climate and clean energy.

In the lead up to the G20 Summit, G20 ministers will convene for a series of preparatory meetings to discuss issues relating to these work streams. These ministerial meetings will feature G20 ministers responsible for the environment, foreign affairs, finance, development, energy, innovation, and employment, among others. Many of these meetings conclude with a statement – or communiqué – outlining commitments, recommendations, and areas of suggested action.

  • Following their meeting on March 19-20, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors released a communiqué that highlighted the need to enhance resilience, address unequal gains from the growing economy, support infrastructure, and decrease volatility without hampering innovation. It also stressed concerns regarding crypto-assets, terrorist financing, and rising debts in low-income countries.
  • The Agriculture Ministers released a declaration after their meeting July 27-28 which highlighted the importance of increased productivity to improve food security and nutrition as well as the goal of promoting sustainable agriculture. They also stated the need for collaboration to truly tackle issues of hunger and malnutrition on a global scale.

More communiqués will be linked here as they become publicly available following the G20 ministerial meetings.

Engagement Groups

The summit also provides avenues for dialogue with civil society stakeholders, who will be organized into engagement groups 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). In the same vein, Argentina has called for broader, strong, more geographically equitable engagement, and as a result has invited the chairs of the Caribbean Community, ASEAN, the African Union, and NEPAD to attend the summit.

For more details on these forums and the many other ministerial and preparatory meetings preceding the Summit, including information on summit priorities and G20 participants and representatives, check out our 2018 G20 Calendar.


Online Resources

Follow the G20 Summit - Twitter   Facebook

2018 G20 Policy Paper - This paper contains the recommendations of the U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance on seven G20 issues.

2018 G20 Calendar - The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has created a schedule of 2018 G20 events, along with additional background information on summit participants and priorities.