A number of the G20 official engagement groups, representing civil society (C20), think tanks (T20) and labour organisations (L20) conducted activities over the week beginning 20 June, book-ending four days of official G20 meetings in Melbourne.
G20 members have emerged from a key mid-year meeting agreeing more ambitious reforms were needed in their individual growth strategies to boost economic growth and create millions of new jobs worldwide.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed G20 Sherpas and Finance Deputies in Melbourne this week and urged them to deliver in November by focusing on a few crucial areas where the potential dividends for the global community are huge.
As we mark the halfway point in Australia’s presidency of the G20, I met with representatives of G20 Leaders and Finance and Central Bank Deputies in Melbourne today to further our shared commitment to drive economic growth.
In Sydney earlier this year, G20 member nations committed to an ambitious target to boost our collective GDP by more than two per cent above current projections over the next five years.