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Ladies and gentlemen of the press,
The next G20 summit will take place on June 18 and 19 in Los Cabos, Mexico. Since 2008, the G20 has become an informal forum for high-level, international financial and economic discussions in the international arena.
Reducing inequality, ending poverty and improving opportunities for the poor cannot be a journey that governments walk alone. Solving the urgent problems of the development agenda requires the participation of all sectors in a new alliance between engaged citizens and open, transparent, and efficient governments.
In this regard, this group seeks to reflect on the following questions: What has been our contribution to the G20? What are our priorities and recommendations to them? What expectations does the G20 have? How can we strengthen the role of non-state actors involved in local governance?
As part of the activities of this expanded dialogue, formal opportunities for connecting the G20 to non-state parties have been created, including: Business in the 20, Labor Unions in the 20, Young People in the 20, and Think Tanks in the 20. In the past, such venues have provided more informative dialogue and created a launching pad for improved cooperation.
Since Mexico is hosting the Summit this year, we have a good opportunity to reflect on the role played by our country and others who are directly or indirectly linked, hand-in-hand, in the negotiations.
Joining us in this dialogue will be:
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