2012 Los Cabos G20 Summit
Mexico hosted the 20 Summit in Los Cabos on 18-19 June 2012, announcing that "Mexico will seek to make progress on policies in... areas related to the well-being of the world’s population."
UK NGO recommendation to the G20
The paper focused on five priority areas:
- inclusive growth and reducing inequality
- food security
- green growth
- transparency and accountability
Read G20 Finance track outcomes, tracking G20 country progress against the Framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
The summit also published the second progress report of the G20 Development Working Group
The Prime Minister's address to the B20
Prime Minister's G20 summit closing press conference
On the sidelines of the B20 meeting the UK, Canada, Australia and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced $100 million in funding to support the AgResults initiative. This initiative was established at the Toronto 2010 G20 summit and it is prize fund to stimulate technological agriculture innovations. The programme will be administered by the World Bank. This first round of funding will support a number of pilot projects aimed at improving maize production.
The Los Cabos G20 leaders Declaration (para 59) included a strong statement of support for this initiative, commending those who are supporting the programme and encouraging wider participation.
Overview of AgResults
Civil Society reactions to the announcement from InterAction, the alliance of US development NGOs
Civil society dialogue
The Mexican Government released its strategy for engaging civil society. The principles guiding its approach are permanent dialogue and openness; transparency; inclusiveness; balance and gender diversity with respect to human rights and the incorporation of civil society and non-G20 member countries concerns to G20 discussions.
For more information go to the 2012 Mexico G20 website.