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Group of 20

The G20 includes the G8 countries plus the EU, Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Argentina, South Korea, Turkey and Australia

Media centre at Cannes 2011

Since 2008, the G20, or Group of 20, has been meeting at head-of-government level.

Decisions made by the G20 have far-reaching implications, beyond the G20 countries themselves.

Bond convenes collective advocacy in advance, during and following G20 summits. We also liaise with civil society groups in other G20 countries to plan and coordinate international civil society efforts towards G20 summits.

The summits

There have been 8 leader-level G20 summits to date:

  1. November 2008: Washington, USA
  2. April 2009: London, UK
  3. November 2009: Pittsburgh, USA
  4. June 2010: Toronto, Canada
  5. November 2010: Seoul, South Korea
  6. November 2011: Cannes, France
  7. June 2012: Los Cabos, Mexico
  8. September 2013: St Petersburg, Russia

The G20 includes the G8 countries plus the European Union, Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Argentina, South Korea, Turkey and Australia. Spain has observer status and has attended all five leader-level G20 summits.

Brisbane 2014 

Australia is hosting this year's G20 summit, which will take place in Brisbane on 15 - 16 November

St Petersburg 2013

Following two days of negotiations, G20 leaders endorsed the St Petersburg Action Plan, and released the G20 Leaders Declaration at the end of the summit. 

The summit also published the St Petersburg Accountability Report on G20 Development Commitments

Los Cabos 2012

Mexico hosted the G20 summit in Los Cabos on 18–19 June 2012.

Ahead of the summit, UK NGOs submitted their key recommendations to the prime minister and the G20 Development Working Group. G20 leaders agreed the G20 Leaders Declaration, the Los Cabos Growth and Jobs Action Plan, and published the policy commitments made by each G20 member.

The summit also published the second progress report of the G20 Development Working Group.

Cannes 2011

France hosted the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes, 3–4 November.  Read the Bond summary of the 2011 summit outcomes, the Bond letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron, and his his recommendations to the G20 on global governance.

Seoul 2010

South Korea hosted the G20 summit in Seoul on 11–12 November 2010. Read our briefing paper on the Seoul summit and our letter to the prime minister.

 As part of a broader set of policy commitments, each G20 country outlined their individual development policy.

Contact us

For more information on our G20 advocacy work, please contact Joanna Rea on +44 (0) 20 7520 0255 or jrea@bond.org.uk.