Sherpa and Finance Tracks gather independently and hold a joint meeting to align issues that will be discussed throughout the year, in an unprecedent initiative in the history of G20. The format, which proposes the integration of social, environmental, and financial debates, is an innovation introduced by the Brazilian presidency of the Group
Ambassador Mauricio Lyrio evaluates the first meeting of the G20 as "very productive" and says that the Group agrees with the need for the work to point towards concrete results, which make a difference in people's lives. "There is full agreement among countries on the need for progress in the fight against hunger and poverty"
In a global panorama shaped by geopolitical change, the Brazilian presidency of the G20 represents the rise of Global South countries on the world stage. The concept transcends traditional borders, and highlights shared challenges and the struggle for more inclusive international cooperation. Following a sequence of presidencies from Global South countries, the G20 is called upon to address critical and urgent issues such as development, climate change, multilateralism, debt and the redefinition of international relations.