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.
There have been 8 leader-level G20 summits to date:
- November 2008: Washington, USA
- April 2009: London, UK
- November 2009: Pittsburgh, USA
- June 2010: Toronto, Canada
- November 2010: Seoul, South Korea
- November 2011: Cannes, France
- June 2012: Los Cabos, Mexico
- 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.
Australia is hosting this year's G20 summit, which will take place in Brisbane on 15 - 16 November.
St Petersburg 2013
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.
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.
As part of a broader set of policy commitments, each G20 country outlined their individual development policy.
For more information on our G20 advocacy work, please contact Joanna Rea on +44 (0) 20 7520 0255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.