Nthe mandate that it will exercise until November 30, 2024, Brazil, which chose the fight against poverty and climate change as its central themes, will organize more than 100 working group meetings and around 20 ministerial meetings, culminating with the Summit of Heads of State and Government, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, on November 18th and 19th, 2024.
“Possibly this will be the most important international event that we will organize”, said the Brazilian President, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, in the presentation of the objectives of the Brazilian presidency, on November 23rd.
“We are going to have a historic meeting in the country, which I hope can address issues that we need to stop running away from, and try to resolve the problems. It is no longer humanly explainable that the world is so rich, with so much money crossing the Atlantic, and there is so many people are still starving”, he declared then.
According to Lula da Silva, Brazil will create two ‘task forces’ within the G20 to expand the fight against inequality throughout the Brazilian Presidency: the Global Alliance against Hunger and Poverty and the Global Mobilization against Climate Change.
During his speech, Lula da Silva added that the South American giant will promote three specific lines of action: social inclusion and the fight against hunger and poverty, the energy transition and the reform of global governance.
The motto of the Brazilian presidency will be “building a fair world and a sustainable planet”.
“We will seek concrete results, which generate benefits for the poorest and most vulnerable, across the planet”, stressed the Brazilian head of state, reiterating that this will only be possible with a serious approach to debt, access to financing and financing mechanisms. progressive taxation.
The G20 was created in 1999, as a form of coordination between member countries at ministerial level, following a sequence of international economic crises: the Mexican crisis of 1994, the Asian Tigers crisis of 1997 (which especially affected Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea), the 1998 Russia crisis.
In 2008, at the height of the crisis caused by the fall of the Lehman Brothers bank, the countries held the first G20 Summit of heads of state and government, in Washington (USA).
In the following two years, the Summits were held biannually: in London (United Kingdom) and Pittsburgh (USA) in 2009, and in Toronto (Canada) and Seoul (South Korea) in 2010. From Paris (France), in In 2011, the meeting began to be held annually, in the city designated by the country holding the presidency.
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