Active in: Several sectors as elaborated in more detail in G20 Initiatives (Initiative Book).

Summary Description

For a background on the G20, see: G-20 major economies (in Wikipedia).

Member countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep., Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South-Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and European Union (not a country).

Aim & Objectives

It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion (among key industrial and emerging market countries) of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.

Claims & Core Values

  • International financial stability


  • The heads of the G20 nations met semi-annually at G20 summits between 2008 and 2011. Following the Cannes summit (November 2011), all future G20 summits will be held annually.
  • Finance ministers and central bank governors have been meeting annually from 1999 to 2008 and more often since 2009.
  • Labour and employment ministers are meeting annually since 2010.

Source: List of G20 Summits (Wikipedia).