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September 20th, 2021

Fourth meeting of the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG)

On Friday 17 September 2021, the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group members met virtually to discuss new versions of the 2021 Sustainable Finance Synthesis Report and of the G20 Sustainable Finance Roadmap, which include comments previously raised by G20 members.

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September 18th, 2021

The G20 Meeting on Agriculture ended with the adoption of a Joint Declaration

The G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting, held in Florence on 17-18 September 2021, ended with the approval of a Final Declaration reaffirming the commitment to achieve food security in the framework of the three dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. To ensure sustainable and resilient food systems, the G20 Ministers reaffirmed their intention to reach the goal […]

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September 18th, 2021

G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna

The G20 Interfaith Forum 2021 took place this week in Bologna and ended with the intervention of Prime Minister Mario Draghi. With more than 370 participants, the event brought together delegates from 70 countries with the aim of building a space for dialogue on the theme at the center of the Forum: “Time to Heal”. […]

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September 17th, 2021

4th Meeting of the Development Working Group

The G20 Development Working Group held its fourth meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency to finalise its outcome documents and discuss the follow-up to the Matera Declaration on Food Security, Nutrition and Food Systems.

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September 17th, 2021

Compendium on Corruption Measurement

The phenomenon of corruption affects countries all over the globe  – although to a different extent –  and for this reason is one of the main themes at the centre of international debate. In addition to undermining the rule of law and trust in institutions, corruption damages international credibility, distorts competition and reduces investment, especially […]

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September 10th, 2021

G20 Finance Track Deputies meeting in Naples

On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September, G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies will convene in Naples. This will be their fourth official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency but the first in-person official gathering since before the COVID-19 outbreak.

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September 6th, 2021

The Health Ministers’ Meeting has come to an end

On 5 and 6 September, the Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Rome, chaired by Minister Roberto Speranza. During the two days of work, participants focused on multiple issues related to health. In particular, three sessions were dedicated to the impact of Covid-19 on the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda, to what […]

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September 4th, 2021

Rome will host the G20 Ministers’ Meeting devoted to health topics

The G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Rome on 5 and 6 September. This forum, recently established in the context of the G20, has rapidly risen to strategic importance due to the pandemic. Health is one of the central topics of the Italian G20 Presidency and has rightfully entered all high-level meetings and […]

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September 2nd, 2021

G20 Summit, 30-31 October 2021 – Media Accreditation Open

Media accreditation for the G20 Summit of Heads of State and Government, taking place in Rome from Saturday 30 October to Sunday 31 October, has opened. Any journalists, photographers and camera operators wishing to access the Media Centre and cover the media programme and final press conference in person are kindly requested to complete the […]

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August 27th, 2021

First G20 Conference on Women Empowerment

The G20 Conference on Women’s Empowerment took place on 26 August 2021 in Santa Margherita Ligure.  This is the first time that a dedicated event on women’s empowerment has been planned in the G20 system, focusing on the quality of women’s work, the implementation of policies aimed at increasing women’s participation in positions of leadership, […]

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August 9th, 2021

On 26 August Santa Margherita Ligure will host the first G20 Conference dedicated to women’s empowerment

A Conference exclusively dedicated to women’s empowerment will be held on the 26th of August 2021, in Santa Margherita Ligure.  This will be the first time that the G20 hosts an event on women’s empowerment, focusing on access to better quality jobs for women, policies aimed at enhancing women’s talents and skills, increasing women’s representation […]

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August 5th, 2021

The Digital Ministers approves a Declaration identifying 12 actions to accelerate the digital transition of the economy and governments

The G20 Ministerial Meeting on digitalization was held today in Trieste and chaired by Minister for Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti and Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition Vittorio Colao. Undersecretary of State for Economic Development Anna Ascani also attended the meeting. The Italian Presidency placed the issue of the digital transformation of productive activities towards sustainable economic growth at the […]

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August 5th, 2021

On August 6th, Trieste to host the G20 Research Ministers’ Meeting

Equipping people with the competencies required to plan and manage the digital transition is one of the toughest challenges of our time, particularly as changes are being further accelerated by a combination of the public health and economic crises. In line with its focus on People, Planet and Prosperity, the G20 Italian Presidency has decided […]

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August 3rd, 2021

The G20 Meeting in Trieste will focus on innovation in the Digital Government

On August 5th, the Digital Ministers’ Meeting will take place in Trieste within the Italian G20 Presidency. Minister of the Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti (MiSE) and Minister for technological innovation and digital transition (MITD) Vittorio Colao will chair the sessions. Undersecretary for Economic Development Anna Ascani will attend the sessions as well. The dialogue among […]

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August 2nd, 2021

Third Meeting of the Development Working Group

The G20 Development Working Group held its third meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency to take stock of the outcomes of the Ministerial Sessions held at the end of June, advance the work on the deliverables of the G20 sustainable development agenda and increase synergies with the G20 Finance Track.

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July 31st, 2021

The G20 on Culture adopts the Rome Declaration

The first meeting devoted to Culture in the history of the G20 was held on 29-30 July in Rome and led to the unanimous adoption of the “Rome Declaration of the G20 Culture Ministers”, a 32-point document which inserts the cultural sector within the G20 process, also recognizing its economic value. The G20 also shared […]

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July 29th, 2021

The G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting to be held in Rome

The first G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Rome on 29 and 30 July, an unprecedented and historic choice by the Italian G20 Presidency. It is a strategic choice connected with the importance of the cultural sector in Italy and with the need for a shared assessment of the impacts of the global […]

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July 28th, 2021

Media information for the Ministerial Meetings on Digitalization and Research on 5 and 6 August in Trieste

The G20 on Digitalization and Research will take place in Trieste on 5 and 6 August. Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti and Minister of Technological Innovation and Digital Transition Vittorio Colao will chair the sessions on the 5th, while Minister of University and Research Maria Cristina Messa will chair the meeting on 6 August.

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July 27th, 2021

The G20 Climate and Energy Ministerial meeting adopts a joint communiqué

The G20 Ministers in charge of Energy and Climate met in Naples on July 23rd, 2021, and adopted – for the first time – a joint final communiqué, which gives momentum to the common mission of the G20 Countries to preserve the global climate and ensure a clean and inclusive energy transition. The G20 Members […]

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July 22nd, 2021

The G20 Environment Ministers approved a joint communiqué

The G20 Environment Ministers’ Meeting ended today in Naples with the approval of an important joint communiqué, the outcome of weeks of negotiations. The document is based on three macro areas. 1) Biodiversity: protection of natural capital and restoration of ecosystems with solutions based on nature, defense and restoration of the soil, protection of water […]

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July 20th, 2021

The G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy to be held in Naples

“G20 Environment, Climate and Energy”, Italy’s great ambition: to reconcile environmental protection with progress and human wellbeing, placing the ecological transition at the centre of the political agenda, and promoting a coordinated and global response to pandemics that is based on science. The G20 Ministerial meeting in Naples on 22 and 23 July will provide […]

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July 15th, 2021

Second G20 Agriculture Deputies Meeting

Within the framework of the Italian G20 Presidency meetings, the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies hosted, in virtual format, the second Agriculture Deputies Meeting on 13-14 July 2021. The meeting was opened by Graziella Romito, who reported on the work and Meetings of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) and chaired the negotiations leading […]

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July 10th, 2021

Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Italian Presidency

On Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July 2021, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBGs) gathered in Venice for their third official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency. This was the first in-person Finance Track meeting since February 2020.  G20 members continued their discussions on issues related to global economy and health, and […]

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July 5th, 2021

Consultations on the Youth20 (Y20) themes

On 2 and 3 July 2021, the Young Ambassador Society held the first official consultations for Italian and international youth associations engaged in issues relating to Y20 priority areas. The topics of discussion at the Y20 Italy 2021 are in line with the priorities dictated by the G20 Italian Presidency, with particular attention to the […]

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June 30th, 2021

Development Ministerial Meeting and Ministerial Event on Humanitarian Assistance

For the first time in G20 history, a specific session of Development Ministers was held on June 29th in Matera. The event focused on two priorities, notably Financing Sustainable Development and Territorial Development and Localizing the SDGs. The final Communiqué reaffirmed the G20’s commitment to pursue a strong, inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic recovery in developing countries. […]

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June 29th, 2021

Foreign Ministerial Meeting and Joint Foreign and Development Ministerial Meeting

The G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting was held this morning in Matera, under Italian Presidency, followed by a joint Meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development Ministers. Global governance and the sustainable development of the African continent were at the heart of the Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting. The Ministers underlined the need to avoid the “nationalisation” of interventions and to develop coordinated responses to major global challenges, such as post-pandemic recovery, international […]

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June 27th, 2021

Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting and Ministerial Event on Humanitarian Assistance

On 29 June, the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and, for the first time in the G20 history, a joint session of the Foreign and Development Ministers will take place in Matera. The Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will feature two sessions. The first one will focus on global governance and multilateralism as a key tool to address […]

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June 26th, 2021

G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue

The G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue, under the Italian Presidency, hosted the meeting of over 80 G20 government representatives to exchange best practices in food waste reduction and discuss ways to enable a wider uptake of circularity in the textile and fashion industry.

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June 24th, 2021

Second meeting of the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG)

On Friday 18 June 2021, G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group members met virtually to continue working on their key deliverables for 2021, which include sustainability reporting, sustainable investments and the multi-year G20 Sustainable Finance Roadmap.

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June 24th, 2021

G20 Workshop on Circular Fashion

The G20 Italian Presidency and the European Commission hosted a workshop on circular fashion to inform G20 discussions on making economies more resource-efficient. It identified opportunities to speed up the transition towards a sustainable and circular fashion industry, and discussed national and international actions that would enable the global fashion industry to make the change.

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June 24th, 2021

G20 Health Working Group conducts final meeting

The Third HWG Meeting (Health Working Group) of the G20 under Italian Presidency took place at the Monumental Hall of Palazzo Chigi on 17 and 18 June 2021 and concluded a series of meetings with membership and stakeholders aimed at gathering inputs and perspectives, ahead of the Ministers’ Final Declaration on 5-6 September 2021 in […]

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June 23rd, 2021

Declaration of the G20 Ministers of Labour

The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting ended today in Catania with the approval of a final Declaration that verges on three topics that the Italian Presidency has placed at the core of the debate for this year: women’s employment and gender inequality in the labour market, the adaptation of social protection systems to the […]

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June 22nd, 2021

G20 Education Ministers Meeting

The G20 Education Ministers Meeting was held today in Catania. The G20 Ministers who attended the meeting, in presence and videoconference, reiterated the importance of putting education at the centre of the international political agenda, as a strategic response to the global crisis generated by the health emergency, and of taking initiatives to ensure inclusive […]

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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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