Brasil announces schedule of G20 meetings

The calendar provides for more than 130 meetings and events throughout the Brazilian mandate, which culminates in the Summit of Heads of State and Government held in November 2024 in Rio de Janeiro. The decentralization of the G20 meetings, which will take place in 15 different Brazilian cities, allows to broaden the discussion around the themes and highlight the diversity, economy and cultural wealth of Brasil

12/09/2023 4:09 PM - Modified 2 months ago

Brasil announced the calendar of activities for the G20, composed of more than 130 events distributed throughout the year in various host cities of the country. Rio de Janeiro will host two summit meetings: a Social Summit and a Heads of State and Government Summit, which will receive the leaders of the G20 countries and invited countries.

The meetings of the world's largest economies will begin between December 11 and 15, in Brasilia, at the Itamaraty Palace. A highlight on the 13th is the unprecedented encounter of the Sherpa and Finance Tracks, in a joint meeting that will bring together the political and financial agendas since the beginning of the G20's activities.

In January and February, 19 meetings will be held, predominantly by videoconference. In the following months, the emphasis will be on face-to-face meetings in the host cities. On February 21 and 22, the first ministerial meeting of the Sherpa Track will be held in Rio de Janeiro. The face-to-face meeting will be led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira. The city of São Paulo, on the 28th and 29th, will host the ministerial meeting of the Finance Track, under the coordination of the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad.

The schedule also includes eight meetings in cities outside Brasil: Atlanta, Washington and New York (USA), Geneva (Switzerland) and Brussels (Belgium). The practice of holding G20 meetings in international venues is usual, aiming to take advantage of global events in which ministers or delegates from specific working groups or the Finance Track are meeting. The Finance Track meetings in Washington, for example, will take place alongside meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The G20 calendar of activities covers a diversity of topics essential for global development in topics such as: disaster risk reduction, strategies to combat corruption, initiatives to promote gender equality, world economic trends, reforms and adaptations in the global financial system, commitments and strategies to address climate change, technological and digital advances, promotion of global health, strategies for sustainable development in agriculture, transition to sustainable energy sources, initiatives to promote employment, fight against hunger and poverty, among others.