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Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit at the G20

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Buenos Aires
Argentina

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Ten years after the first G20 Summit, Argentina will be hosting the 13th G20 Leaders’ Summit in November 2018. The theme of the Summit is Building consensus for fair and sustainable development with a focus on three key issues: the future of work, the fight against corruption and gender equality.

For the first time, a parallel summit of G20 Speakers of Parliament, the P20, will take place, organized by the IPU and the National Congress of Argentina. The Summit aims to provide G20 Speakers and other invited parliaments with expertise on building a consensus for fair and sustainable development that would inform their work on this issue.

Speakers will receive updates on the implementation of G20 recommendations so that they can identify challenges and decide on the necessary parliamentary action. The Buenos Aires Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit will also explore possibilities to strengthen cooperation between the G20 and other countries, and harmonize policies, especially in sustainable development. 

The Summit will be preceded by a Parliamentary Forum on 31 October and 1 November.

- Opening Ceremony of the Parliamentary Forum in the context of the G20 Leader’s Summit
Speakers: Mr. Emilio Monzó, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Argentina; Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); Mr. Anthony Gooch, on behalf of the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina and Speaker of the National Senate
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires: Meeting the challenges of a changing world
Keynote: Mr. Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Discussants: Mr. Pier Ferdinando Casini, MP, former Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies (Italy); Mr. Ivan Melnikov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (Russian Federation); Mr. Hao Mingjin, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People´s Congress (China); Mr. Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentine Sherpa for the 2018 G20 Leader’s Summit; Speakers of Parliament. Moderator: Ms. Cornelia Schmidt Liermann, Chairperson, Foreign Affairs and Worship Committee, Chamber of Deputies (Argentina)
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Coffee break
- Implementation of the previous G20 commitments: The way forward
Discussants: Ms. Julia Pomares, CIPPEC Executive Director, T20 (Argentina); Mr. Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs, State Duma, (Russian Federation). Moderator: Mr. Eduardo Amadeo, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Chamber of Deputies (Argentina)
- Financing for Development
Keynote: Mr. Binali Yildirim, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly (Turkey); Ms. Susana Balbo, Chair of the W20, 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit. 1. Financing for development: The SDG perspective - Discussants: Mr. Till Mansmann, MP, Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany); Mr. Yuan Si, Member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and member of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the National People’s Congress (China); Mr. Shri T.K. Rangarajan, MP, Rajya Sabha (India); Mr. Rene Mauricio Valdes, UN Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. 2. Making development work for women - Discussants: Mrs. Ockje Tellegen, MP, First Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, (the Netherlands); Mrs. Maya Fernandez Allende, MP, Speaker, House of Deputies (Chile); Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf, MP, House of Representatives (Indonesia); Ms. Shobha Karandalaje, MP, House of Representatives (India). Moderator: Baroness Hooper, House of Lords (UK)

Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Lunch offered by the National Congress of Argentina Dinner room, Chamber of Deputies, Second Mezzanine, Annex A
- Ensuring transparent and effective governance, free from corruption
Discussants: Mr. David McAllister, Chairman of the Committee of the Foreign Affairs, European Parliament; Mr. Fadli Zon, Chair of Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption (GOPAC) and Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives (Indonesia); Mr. Ilias Umakhanov, Deputy Speaker Federation Council (Russian Federation); Mr. Xu Xianming, Member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory and Judicial Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (China); Ms. Emilia Berazategui, C20, 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit (Argentina). Moderator: Ms. Carole Bureau-Bonnard, Deputy Speaker, National Assembly (France)
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Coffee break
- Multilateralism supporting sustainable trade
Discussants: Mr. Iuliu Winkler, Member of the European Parliament; Mr. Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, President (CARI) (Argentina); Mr. Shri T.K. Rangarajan, MP, Rajya Sabha (India). Moderator: Mr. Nigel Evans, MP House of Commons (United Kingdom)
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Invitation to the Gala Night at the Colon Theater: Mozart´s Operas

- The future of work
Discussants: Mr. Daniel Funes de Rioja, Argentina’s Chair of the B20, 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit; Ms. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Speaker of the Senate (The Netherlands); Ms. Shobha Karandalaje, MP, House of Representatives (India). Moderator: Ms. Thandi Modise, Chairperson, National Council of Provinces (South Africa)
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Coffee break
- Conclusions and Closing session
Mr. Federico Pinedo, Provisional President of the Senate, Argentina (tbc); Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Auditorium, Chamber of Deputies
- Lunch offered by the National Congress of Argentina Dinner room, Chamber of Deputies, Second Mezzanine, Annex A
- Official Reception of the Parliamentary Delegations and their Ambassadors by the Speakers of the National Congress of Argentina and Cultural Opening
Orchestra of the National Congress of Argentina
Pasos Perdidos Room, Chamber of Deputies, Legislative Palace
- Opening of the Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in the context of the G20 Leaders’ Summit
Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU); Mr. Emilio Monzó, Speaker, Chamber of Deputies, Argentina; Mr. Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Argentina; Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina and Speaker of the National Senate
Delia Parodi Room, Chamber of Deputies Legislative Palace
- Hearing with Mr. Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship (G20 Presidency)
Moderator: Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
- Coffee break Pasos Perdidos Room, Chamber of Deputies, Legislative Palace
- Presentation of a draft outcome document to be examined by the Speakers of Parliaments; and Interactive discussion on key issues under consideration by the Buenos Aires G20 Leaders’ Summit
The Parliamentary Speakers and other heads of delegations will have 5 minutes each to present their points of view on each of the following topics: The future of work; Combating corruption; Empowering women. Officials registered to date for the open discussion include: Mrs. Maria Rosaria Carfagna, MP, Vice-President, Chamber of Deputies (Italy); Mr. Fadli Zon, Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives (Indonesia); Mr. Binali Yildirim, MP, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly (Turkey); Mrs. Akiko Santo, MP, on behalf of the Speaker of the House of the Councillors (Japan); Ms. Thandi Modise, Chairperson, National Council of Provinces (South Africa); Ms. Patricia Bovey, Senate (Canada); Mrs. Ana Pastor, Speaker of Congress of Deputies (Spain); Mr. Pio Garcia Escudero Speaker, Senate (Spain); Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker Lok Sabha (India); Mr. Ahn Gyuback, Chairman for National Defense Committee (Republic of Korea). Moderator: Ms. Cornelia Schmidt Liermann, MP Chairperson Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies (Argentina)


- Dinner offered by the National Congress of Argentina La Rural (Buenos Aires Fairground & Tradeshow Venue)

- The role of parliament in the G20 architecture
Officials registered to date for the open discussion include: Mr. Binali Yildirim, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly (Turkey); Mr. Ilias Umakhanov, Deputy Speaker Federation Council (Russian Federation); Mr. Ivan Melnikov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (Russian Federation); Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha (India); Mr. Hao Mingjin, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC (China). Moderator: Mr. Federico Pinedo, President Pro-Tempore, Senate, Argentina
Delia Parodi Room, Chamber of Deputies Legislative Palace
- Coffee break
- Adoption of the outcome document by consensus Delia Parodi Room, Chamber of Deputies Legislative Palace
- Closing photograph
- Lunch for Women Speakers of Parliament of G20 countries
Hosted by Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina and Speaker of the National Senate
Joaquín V. González Room, National Senate
- Closing Lunch Campo Argentino de Polo
- Mainstreaming the empowerment of women into the global agenda
Officials registered to date for the open discussion include: Ms. Gabriela Michetti, Vice-President of Argentina and Speaker of the National Senate; Ms. Maya Fernández Allende, MP, Speaker, House of Deputies (Chile); Ms. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha (India); Ms. Mara Carfagna, Vice-President, Chamber of Deputies (Italy); Ms. Ankie Broekers-Knol, Speaker of the Senate (The Netherlands); Ms. Thandi Modise, Chairperson, National Council of Provinces (South Africa); Mrs. Ana Pastor, Speaker of Congress of Deputies (Spain); Baroness Hooper, House of Lords (UK); Ms. Patricia Bovey, Senate (Canada); Mrs. Akiko Santo, MP, on behalf of the Speaker of the House of the Councillors (Japan). Moderator: Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Arturo Illia Room, National Senate
- Group photograph with Women Speakers of Parliament
- Closing event
Cocktail Dinner and Music & Tango Show

Documents

Joint Statement 244.31 KB
Programme 135.4 KB
Invitation 360.57 KB
Concept note 252.28 KB
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