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The concluding G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris

The concluding G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris

On October 10-11, 2013 the third G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris. The meeting was primarily focused on the outcomes of the Russian G20 Presidency, as well as key directions of the ACWG work in 2014.

The St.Petersburg Development Strategy and the FSB Report on Progress in Reforming Financial Regulations are released

The G20 Leaders approved the St.Petersburg Development Strategy prepared by the G20 Development Working Group. The Strategy outlines the priorities of the G20's work in this sphere over the medium term.

Civil20: Tackle inequality within and between nations

Governments struggling to meet community needs and aspirations must listen to a broad range of voices as their leaders meet for the world’s premier economic forum in Russia this week.

2013 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Accreditation OPEN

2013 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Accreditation OPEN

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will be held on October 11 - 13, 2013 in Washington DC.

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.

Expert Views on NGOs Significant Events

World Vision’s response to the G20 2013
Success as the G20 recognises need to tackle inequality for the first time.

Ho Hum…On to Brisbane
Two days after the official communiqué was released, the St. Petersburg G20 Summit has virtually disappeared from media commentary. It is quickly becoming the most forgettable of the five G20 summits held to date. If this result was due to a lack of important issues facing the global economy, this may be understandable. Sadly, this is not the case. The reality is that the G20 may be becoming forgettable as a forum to provide the global economic leadership that it was created to achieve.

Broad Discussion, But No Immediate Deliverables at G20 Summit
As expected, the St. Petersburg G20 Summit did not result in any immediate, concrete deliverables. The topics of discussion were quite broad, as summarized in the 27-page communiqué.

The St Petersburg G20 blues
The St Petersburg G20 summit is over. Now the hangover. In assessing its significance and implications for Australia when it chairs the G20 next year, here are nine questions to consider.

VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013
From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children

G20 focus on Jobs, but Leaders distracted in a Summit fraught with political tensions
While the Syria crisis dominated much of the G20 discussion, the leaders’ statement takes positive steps towards recognising the dangers of a social crisis driven by unemployment, inequality and exclusion.

GFI Applauds G20 Commitment in Historic Crackdown on Tax Evasion
All G20 Countries Expect to Be Actively Exchanging Information Automatically by End of 2015. Promises to Aid Developing Counties with Implementation Welcome, but More Must be Done to Help World’s Poorest. G20 Fails to Tackle Anonymous Shell Companies.

Pride and prejudice as curtain comes down on the G20
Last orders at the G20 Summit and the press narrative here solidified around “the grumpy summit” and “economic agenda hijacked by Syria” headlines. A Russian official may or may not have alleged the UK was “a small island no one listens to”, lighting up Twitter and the British tabloids. We are fortunate the “family photo” taken earlier did not end in fisticuffs.

G20 Lays Out Plan that Could Help the World's Poor - If Leaders Step Up
The G20's focus in 2013-2014 will continue to include food security for the poorest families, providing financial services to rural poor who lack access to banks, and reducing the cost to immigrants sending remittances home to their families.

Oxfam verdict on the G20 Russia Summit
On tax, Syria and inequality.

ONE Reaction to the G20 Summit: Transparency ball kept in play, but limited gains
The ONE Campaign reacted to the conclusion of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia with the following statement.

NGOs Significants Events Documents