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June 18th, 2021

The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting will be held in Catania on June 22-23

Under the 2021 Italian Presidency, the G20 is focusing its attention on three interconnected pillars: People, Planet and Prosperity. In this framework, the Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, to be held in Catania on 22 and 23 June, will focus on supporting employment, gender equality and promotion of female employment, social protection, sustainability, environment, productivity, […]

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June 17th, 2021

The Ministerial Meeting on Education will be held in Catania on 22 June

What impact has the health emergency had on education systems? What is the future of the education system and, above all, will it take into account the experiences gained during the months of the pandemic? What mechanisms are needed for smoothing the transition from school to work? These are among the issues that will be […]

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May 28th, 2021

Second Meeting of the Development Working Group

Focus on advancing the work on the priorities of the G20 sustainable development agenda, by increasing synergies with other G20 tracks and preparing the discussions for the upcoming Ministerial Sessions at the end of June.

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May 21st, 2021

The Global Health Summit ended with the signing of the Rome Declaration

The Global Health Summit was held today at Villa Pamphilj in Rome. The event, organized by the Italian G20 Presidency in partnership with the European Commission, ended with a joint press conference of Prime Minister Mario Draghi and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and with the signing of “The Rome Declaration”. […]

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May 19th, 2021

G20 ACWG Accountability Report 2021

Among the recurrent exercises of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG), the Accountability Report is a fundamental tool for monitoring the implementation of previous commitments at national level.

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May 17th, 2021

Global Health Summit

The Global Health Summit will take place in Rome on Friday 21 May at Villa Pamphilj. The Summit is a special event of the G20 Presidency, organized by Italy in partnership with the European Commission and is co-chaired by the President of the Council of Minister Mario Draghi and the President of the European Commission […]

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May 15th, 2021

The G20 works on financing preparedness and response to future health challenges

In January 2021, the G20 established a High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) as a means to identify solutions to financing the global commons for pandemic preparedness and response. Without an appropriate funding system, the world may be unable to manage future health threats.

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April 30th, 2021

Second G20 Environment Deputies Meeting (EDM)

The second of the five meetings of the G20 Environment Deputies took place virtually on 28 April 2021 to prepare the G20 Summit of the Ministries of the Environment on 22 July 2021 on two further topics proposed by Italian G20 Presidency: “oceans and seas” and “marine litter”, with specific reference to marine plastic litter.

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April 29th, 2021

Sustainable Recovery and opportunities offered by innovative technological solutions

In the second meeting of the CSWG-ETWG, the membership discussed the need to make the global recovery sustainable, inclusive and just, also by leveraging the opportunities offered by innovative technologies in order to reach our common climate and sustainable development goals.

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April 28th, 2021

Special event G20/UNEP – Resilient, Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Power of Nature-based Solutions

The event highlighted the multiple benefits of implementing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in cities, and particularly their contribution to building resilience to climate change while contributing to climate mitigation. A wealth of urban experiments is underway across G20 countries, demonstrating that NbS – adapted to local circumstances – can work in all contexts. To multiply positive […]

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April 28th, 2021

Second Employment Working Group Meeting

Focus on the third priority proposed by the Italian presidency within the Labour work stream: addressing structural changes in the patterns of work, including the spread of platform-mediated employment and remote working

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April 23rd, 2021

Lumsa University’s discussion on the priorities of the Italian G20 Presidency

On April 12th, 2021, a conference was held with the students of the Faculty of Political and International Sciences of the LUMSA University in Rome, with the participation of the Embassy Counsellor Fausto Panebianco, Coordinator of the G7 and G20 Sherpa Office at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. The meeting aimed at reflecting […]

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April 16th, 2021

The Italian G20 Presidency welcomes 1st meeting for a debt treatment for Chad

On Thursday, April 15th, a key milestone was reached on the road towards the implementation of the Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the DSSI, endorsed by the G20 and the Paris Club, with the 1st meeting for a debt treatment for Chad. As Presidency of the G20, Italy welcomes this important development, which offers […]

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April 8th, 2021

G20 Common Framework for debt burden relief dialogues for Low-Income Countries

Since its inception, the G20 has been involved in supporting the most vulnerable economies while working to ensure a global financial stability and putting the economy on a path of growth. A crucial challenge that needs to be addressed, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which has exacerbated inequalities, compromised countries’ development prospects […]

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April 7th, 2021

2nd Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) met on Wednesday, 7 April, for their second official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency.  The meeting, as for the previous G20 FMCBG February meeting, was held in virtual mode. G20 Ministers and Governors had a very productive exchange of views and agreed on a series […]

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March 26th, 2021

First G20 Environment Deputies Meeting (EDM)

In line with the three pillars People, Planet and Prosperity, the Italian G20 Presidency has planned five meetings dedicated to environmental issues, to prepare the ground for the G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting which will take place on 22 July 2021, conducted in synergy with the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change and Energy, on 23 July 2021.

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March 23rd, 2021

The 3rd G20 Infrastructure Working Group meeting focused on local, digital and green infrastructure

Just few weeks after the 1st G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor meeting, under the Italian G20 Presidency, the activities of the Finance Track working groups continue assiduously. Following last week’s meeting of the Framework Working Group, yesterday and today, the Members of the Infrastructure Working Group gathered virtually for their third official session. […]

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March 19th, 2021

Intergovernmental Table on Remittances: Italy’s G20 Commitment to Financial Inclusion at Global Level

The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion was established within the G20 to promote financial inclusion as a means to facilitate welfare and sustainable growth at global level. Reducing the costs of migrants’ remittances is one of the objectives the Partnership is pursuing. Remittances are a major source of funds for development in migrants’ home countries. […]

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March 18th, 2021

Economic recovery and digitalisation at the centre of the 3rd G20 Framework Working Group meeting

Today, Thursday March 18th, G20 Framework Working Group’s members met virtually, for their third official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency, which offered an opportunity to make progress on some of the most pressing G20 agenda items. The meeting falls between the 1st G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting – which took […]

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January 29th, 2021

C20 Kick off meeting

First meeting of the Engagement Group that brings together the global civil society. The group addressed the political priorities to be submitted to the G20 and started the discussions with the institutions.

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December 1st, 2020

G20 Sherpa Pietro Benassi outlines the Presidency’s priorities

The agenda will rest upon three pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity. We need to take care of humanity, and of the planet, through an integrated approach, able to ensure a strong economic recovery that is inclusive, resilient and sustainable.

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