The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises 19 major advanced and emerging economies and the European Union. The first G20 Summit was held in Washington, D.C. in November 2008, and was convened by the US in response to the emerging financial crisis then. Subsequent G20 Summits have been held in London (April 2009), Pittsburgh (September 2009), Toronto (June 2010), Seoul (November 2010), Cannes (November 2011), Los Cabos (June 2012), St Petersburg (September 2013), Brisbane (November 2014), Antalya (November 2015), Hangzhou (September 2016), Hamburg (July 2017), Buenos Aires (December 2018), Osaka (June 2019), Riyadh (November 2020, virtual), Rome (October 2021),Bali (November 2022), and New Delhi (September 2023).

Singapore, although not a G20 member, has been invited to participate in the G20 Summits and its related processes from 2010 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2023. Singapore has usually been invited as the Convenor of the Global Governance Group (3G), which is an informal grouping of 30 small and medium-sized members of the United Nations established by Singapore in 2009 to, inter alia, promote greater dialogue between the G20 and the broader UN membership.


2023 G20

India held the 2023 G20 Presidency from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023 for a one-year term under the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future”. It hosted the G20 Summit on 9-10 September 2023 in New Delhi, India. Under its Chairmanship, the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration was adopted with a commitment to accelerating strong sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth. Singapore actively contributed to the G20 discussions in our national capacity and as the Convenor of the 3G.

2024 G20

Brazil holds the G20 Presidency from 1 December 2023 to 30 November 2024. With the motto of “Building a Just World and a Sustainable Planet”, its presidency will have three priorities: (a) Social Inclusion and Combating Hunger, Poverty, and Inequality; (b) Sustainable Development across the Economic, Social and Environmental dimensions; and (c) Effective Reform of Global Governance Institutions.

More information can be found on the official G20 website.

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