- 6 September 2013 - G20 Leaders Declaration
- 6 September 2013 - G20 Roadmap towards Strengthened Oversight and Regulation of Shadow Banking
- 6 September 2013 - G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Progress Report 2013
- 6 September 2013 - Advancing Transparency in Regional Trade Agreements
- 6 September 2013 - Saint Petersburg Accountability Report on G20 Development Commitments
- 6 September 2013 - St Petersburg Action Plan
- 6 September 2013 - G20 5th Anniversary Vision Statement
- 6 September 2013 - G20 Workplan on Financing for Investment Study Group’s Findings and Ways Forward
- 6 September 2013 - G20/OECD High-Level Principles of Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors
- 5 September 2013 - Tax Annex to the Saint Petersburg G20 Leaders Declaration
- 5 September 2013 - Saint Petersburg Development Outlook
- 5 September 2013 - Report of the Financial Stability Board to G20 Leaders
- 28 August 2013 - Saint Petersburg Accountability Report on G20 Development Commitments
The Group of 20: The premier forum for international economic cooperation
The Prime Minister of Australia will host the next G20 Summit in Brisbane, Queensland on November 15-16
Official site of the Australian Presidency of G20 2014.
Origins of the G20
The Group of 20 (G20) was first established in the wake of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s as a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors. Its goals were to bring stability to financial markets and to promote economic cooperation. Membership consists of advanced and emerging economies from all regions of the globe.
With the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, the G20 was seen as the most effective forum to lead global efforts to stem the crisis and mitigate its effects. At separate summits in Washington, London and Pittsburgh, G20 leaders gathered to stabilize the financial system, coordinate national economic policies to steer the world towards recovery and ensure that the international financial institutions were provided with the right underpinnings and adequate resources.
The first meeting of G20 leaders took place in Washington, D.C., on November 14-15, 2008, where leaders agreed to an action plan to stabilize the global economy and prevent future crises. G20 leaders underscored the critical importance of rejecting protectionism and introduced coordinated stimulus packages. Taken together, these actions constituted the largest fiscal and monetary stimulus and the most comprehensive support program for the financial sector in modern times.
Leaders met a second time in London on April 1-2, 2009. At the London Summit, leaders continued the work that had begun in Washington and announced a historic pledge of US$1.1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs in the world economy. This included $750 billion in new resources for the International Monetary Fund, as well as $100 billion in new lending by the Multilateral Development Banks and $250 billion to support trade financing.
Following up on the measures taken in London, G20 leaders met for a third time in Pittsburgh on September 24-25, 2009. The Pittsburgh Summit established the G20 as the premier forum for our international economic cooperation, giving the group a mandate to continue beyond the current economic crisis. Leaders deepened their cooperation by agreeing to increase the voice of emerging economies in the international financial institutions, while establishing principles for responsible economic activity in the Framework for Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth.
Leaders agreed to meet again in Canada and Korea in 2010. The G20 Toronto Summit took place on June 26-27, and the G20 Seoul Summit took place on November 11-12, 2010.
- 5 September 2013 - PM announces commitment to further reduce National debt
- 5 September 2013 - Canada's Long-term Debt-to-GDP Ratio Target
- 30 August 2013 - PM to participate in 2013 G-20 Leaders' Summit
- 30 August 2013 - Backgrounder - The G-20 Leaders' Summit
- 30 August 2013 - Backgrounder - G-20 Accomplishments
- 30 August 2013 - Backgrounder - Canada-Russia Relations
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