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Italian G20 Presidency

Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies.

In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.

The Presidency’s agenda rests upon three main pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity. We need to take care of people and of our planet, while ensuring a strong, inclusive and sustainable economic recovery.

The G20 will culminate in the Leaders’ Summit, which will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st. The Italian Presidency and the European Commission also jointly organized the Global Health Summit, held on the 21st of May, at the highest level, enabling us to respond to the major challenges linked to the health crisis.

Italian G20 Presidency

Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies.

In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.

The Presidency’s agenda rests upon three main pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity. We need to take care of people and of our planet, while ensuring a strong, inclusive and sustainable economic recovery.

The G20 will culminate in the Leaders’ Summit, which will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st. The Italian Presidency and the European Commission also jointly organized the Global Health Summit, held on the 21st of May, at the highest level, enabling us to respond to the major challenges linked to the health crisis.

Summit, Ministerial Meetings and Special Events

Many events will take place over the course of the year-long Italian Presidency, from institutional meetings (ministerial meetings and final Summit) to special events dedicated to the main issues of the global agenda, such as health, environmental sustainability, research and innovation, women’s empowerment and anti-corruption.

The intense schedule will embrace a large part of the country, highlighting many of the extraordinary realities scattered throughout its territory.

Details of the institutional meetings can be found on the interactive map. A specific calendar will be dedicated to the special events.

Rome Summit

The Summit of the G20 Heads of State and Government will be held in Rome on October 30th and 31st, 2021. Participants will be the Members of the G20, a few guest countries, and representatives from some of the major International and Regional Organizations.
Ministers of Economy and Finance are traditionally invited to attend the event.
The Summit will be chaired by President of the Council of Ministers.

Tourism

The Tourism Ministers’ Meeting was held on the 4th of May in VTC.
It was chaired by Minister Massimo Garavaglia.

Labour and Education

The Labour and Education Ministers’ Meetings was held in Catania on June 22nd and 23rd, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
They will be chaired, respectively, by Minister of Labour and Social Policies Andrea Orlando and Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi.

Foreign Affairs and Development

The Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting was held in Matera on June 29th. A joint session of Foreign and Development Ministers  also took place during the same day.
Both meetings have been chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi di Maio.
An ad hoc session on Development followed on the same day.
The Development Ministers had an ad hoc session in Brindisi on the 30th of June.

Ministerial Event

The Ministerial event on humanitarian assistance was held in Brindisi on June 30th, co-organized with the World Food Programme.

Economy and Finance

The Economy and Finance Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Venice on the 9th and 10th of July.
It will be chaired by Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and Governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco.

Environment, Climate and Energy

The Environment, Climate and Energy Ministers’ Meeting was held in Naples on the 22nd and 23rd of July.
It was chaired by Minister for the Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani.

Culture

The Culture Ministers’ Meetings was held in Rome on the 29th and 30th of July.
It was chaired by Minister Dario Franceschini.

Digitalization and Research

The Digitalization and Research Ministers’ Meetings will be held in Trieste on August 5th and 6th, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
The Innovation Ministerial will be co-chaired by Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti and Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition Vittorio Colao. The Research Ministerial will be chaired by Minister of University and Research Cristina Messa.

Health

The Health Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Rome on the 5th and 6th of September.
It will be chaired by Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.

Agriculture

The Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Florence on the 17th and 18th of September.
It will be chaired by Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli.

On April 16 there will be an Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture to which also non-G20 Countries, OOII, civil society and farmers will participate. During the Open Forum, there will be the Award Ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Sustainable Agriculture, funded by the Italian G20 Presidency.

Trade

The Trade Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Sorrento on October 12th.
It will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio.

Women's Empowerment

The G20 Conference on Women’s Empowerment will be held in Santa Margherita Ligure on August 26. This is the first time that the G20 hosts a specific event on gender equality.

The Conference will be attended by Ministers for equal opportunities from the G20 Countries and guest Countries together with high level representatives from international organizations, business sector, academia, and civil society.

Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family Elena Bonetti will chair the meeting.

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Engagement Groups

The G20 Engagement Groups (Business20, Labour20, Civil20, Think20,
Science20, Women20, Urban20 and Youth20) are important opportunities for dialogue with
key “social actors”, resulting in recommendations to the G20.

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About the G20

The G20 was born in 1999 as a consultation forum between finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s major economies. Following the 2008 economic crisis, it became a forum between Heads of State and Government, aimed at improving coordination on the main global issues.