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G20 Study Group ‘South Africa and the September G20 Summit: Reflections on the Russian Outreach Activities’

Event Info

  • Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

The Economic Diplomacy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Humanities Department at the University of Pretoria are delighted to invite you to this G20 Study Group meeting scheduled as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Time: 08h30 (registration) 09h00 - 12h30, followed by lunch
Venue: Rosebank, Johannesburg
RSVP: Salvation Andrease by e-mail on salvation.andrease@saiia.org.za by no later than Wednesday, 07 August 2013

This roundtable discussion is an opportunity for the representatives from South Africa who have attended various G20 outreach activities over the last year to get together in a closed session with government officials who will be representing South Africa at the G20 Summit. These representatives from various stakeholder groups will reflect on their experiences with the G20 outreach programmes and outline the key issues discussed in each forum. This will then be followed by a discussion where the various issues will be unpacked. The discussion is also intended to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss what South Africa’s position should or could be on these issues.

To facilitate a frank dialogue, this meeting will take place under the Chatham House rule, a morally binding convention which allows all or part of a meeting to be held ‘off the record’. In addition ‘Information gleaned under the Chatham House Rule may be reported [if so agreed], but the identity or affiliations of speakers must not be disclosed.’

Key documents:

Think20
Think 20 Summary report by co-chairs
Abstracts of reports of Think 20 Meeting participants
"The economic impact of migration liberalisation: evidence and issues", Anna Rosso, Cinzia Rienzo and Jonathan Portes, December 2012
"Note for the Moscow THINK 20 on Ideas for the Russian Presidency of the 2013 G20", Colin Bradford, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada and The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
"Reinvigorating economic growth: Macroeconomic issues and fiscal sustainability", Jorge Gaggero (CEFID-AR, Buenos Aires, Argentina) with the collaboration of Fabián Amico and Romina Kupelian
"Fostering Growth through Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation", Rocio Moreno Lopez and Warren Krafchik
"The long-term growth scenario and the G20 Development Agenda", Federico Bonaglia, OECD Development Centre

Business20
White book – final recommendations from Business 20, prepared for G20 Summit on September 5-6, 2013 in Saint-Petersburg
Green book – draft of recommendations from Business 20, prepared for B20 Summit on June 20, 2013 at Saint Petersburg International Economic ForumReport "From Toronto to Saint -Petersburg: Assessing G20-B20 Engagement Effectiveness"

Labour20

Labour 20 recommendations for G20
The Joint Statement of the G20 Finance and Labour Ministers.

Civil20
Civil20 Recommendations to the G20 Countries
Civil20 Address to the G20 Countries
C20-B20 Discussion Paper: Responsible Investment in Infrastructure
St. Petersburg Initiative to Ensure Strong, Sustainable, Balanced and Inclusive Growth
Civil20 Proposals for Strong, Sustainable, Balanced and Inclusive Growth

Youth20
Y20 Russia 2013 Delegates Declaration


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