The Group of Twenty (G20) plays a key role in all major international economic issues. Collectively, G20 members represent 85% of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75% of international trade. The forum initially focused on broad macroeconomic issues, but it has expanded its agenda to include trade, climate change, sustainable development, health, agriculture, energy, the environment and anti-corruption.
For more inclusivity, the G20 facilitates dialogue among relevant stakeholders through engagement groups, comprising non-governmental participants of the international community who draft recommendations to the G20 Leaders on their areas of interest and contribute to the policy-making process.
Parliaments are one of these engagement groups. The involvement of the parliamentary community in G20 discussions began with a series of informal Parliamentary Speakers’ Consultations, launched first by Canada in 2010 and followed by South Korea in 2011, Saudi Arabia in 2012 and Mexico in 2013. Starting at the Fifth G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit held in Argentina in 2018, the IPU has contributed to a more structured process.
G20 Speakers’ Summits (P20) aim to bring a parliamentary dimension to global governance, raise awareness, build political support for international commitments, and ensure that these are effectively translated into national realities. The Summits also seek to promote inter-parliamentary cooperation, enhance engagement between governments, parliaments and other stakeholders in the implementation of various G20 outcomes, and advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Previous P20 Speakers’ Summits:
Ninth Parliamentary Speakers' Summit in the Context of the G20 (India, 2023)
Eighth Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the Context of the G20 (Indonesia, 2022)
Seventh Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the Context of the G20 (Italy, 2021)
Sixth Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the Context of the G20 (Japan, 2019)
Fifth Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the Context of the G20 (Argentina, 2018)