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G20 Argentina: The 2018 Buenos Aires Summit

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch
Published by GT Media and the G20 Research Group, 2018

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Leaders' Views

Building consensus for fair and sustainable development
Mauricio Macri, president, Argentina
Working together to create growth that benefits all our citizens
Justin Trudeau, prime minister, Canada
A united approach to solve current challenges
Angela Merkel, chancellor, Germany
Frameworks for global good
Giuseppe Conte, prime minister, Italy
Cooperation, growth and prosperity in the 21st century
Michel Temer, president, Brazil
The G20 must demonstrate leadership and build consensus
Cyril Ramaphosa, president, South Africa
On the way to a more inclusive and sustainable globalised world
Enrique Peña Nieto, president, Mexico
Advocating for openness, a rules-based system and multilateralism
Jean-Claude Juncker, president, European Commission

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Spotlight on Argentina

A united approach
Nicolàs Dujovne, minister of the treasury, Argentina
Working for dialogue and consensus
Jorge Marcelo Faurie, minister of foreign affairs and worship, Argentina
Contributing to a sustainable food future
Luis Miguel Etchevehere, head of Argentina's Agro-Industry Secretariat
Education for sustainable development
Alejandro Oscar Finocchiaro, minister of education, Argentina
Building opportunities for a fair and reliable future of work
Jorge Alberto Triaca, secretary of labour, employment and social security, Argentina
Guidance on health policies
Adolfo Rubinstein, minister of health, Argentina

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Guest Leaders' Views

Eyes forward: what the world wants (and needs)
Mark Rutte, prime minister, Netherlands
The repairs required by our modern societies
Pedro Sanchez, prime minister, Spain
Considerations and the special interests of the CARICOM states
Andrew Holness, prime minister, Jamaica
Cooperative solutions and inclusivity beyond G20 borders
Paul Kagame, president, Rwanda

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Members' Views

Rethinking the G20
Anton Siluanov, first deputy prime minister and finance minister, Russia
Set sail on a new voyage of G20 cooperation
Wang Yi, minister of foreign affairs, China

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Editor's Introduction

A summit of solid success: prospects for the G20's Buenos Aires Summit
John Kirton, director, G20 Research Group

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Infrastructure for Development

G20 performance on infrastructure development
Julia Tops, researcher, G20 Research Group
Human capital: the economic priority of our time
Jim Yong Kim, president, World Bank Group
The innovative approach of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Jin Liqun, president, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The foundations of economic activity
Mark Moseley, acting CEO and COO, Global Infrastructure Hub
Investments in quality infrastructure
K.V. Kamath, president, New Development Bank

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The Future of Work

G20 performance on labour and employment
Meredith Williams, research associate, G20 Research Group
Backing the G20's employment agenda
Guy Ryder, director general of the International Labour Organization
The L20 vision for Argentina's G20 presidency
Gerardo Martínez, chair, L20 Argentina
Young people: shaping the future
Lucía Burtnik, Y20 academic director, and AgustÍn Alejandro Batto Carol, Y20 chair
Facilitating entrepreneurship and innovative enterprise
Bruno Sanguinetti, chair, G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance
Observational learning in education reform
Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Unleashing people's potential through education finance
Audrey Azoulay, director general, UNESCO
The Think 20 in Argentina
Jorge Mandelbaum and Adalberto RodrÍguez Giavarini, co-chairs, Think 20 Argentina

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A Sustainable Food Future

G20 performance on food and agriculture
Brittaney Warren, director of compliance, G20 Research Group
A tomorrow built on healthy food and sustainable agriculture
José Graziano da Silva, director general, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
The power of nutrition for positive social change
Gilbert F. Houngbo, president, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Progress begins when conflict ends
David Beasley, executive director, World Food Programme
Collective action to protect our fisheries and oceans
Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of fisheries, ocean and the Canadian coast guard, Government of Canada

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Economic Growth

G20 performance on economic governance
Alissa Wang, researcher, G20 Research Group
A new economic era
Angel Gurría, secretary general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Stability in the financial system
Larry Summers, Charles W Eliot University professor and president emeritus, Harvard University
Business 20 Argentina: testimony and legacy
Daniel Funes de Rioja, chair, Business 20 Argentina
Ten years post-crisis: an outlook on growth
Robert Fauver, former US G7 sherpa

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A Strong, Sustainable Financial System

G20 performance on financial stability
Alessandra Cicci, G20 Research Group
G20 as a platform for renewed multilateral cooperation
Christine Lagarde, managing director, International Monetary Fund
An anti-fragile system needs resilient banks
Mark Carney, chair, Financial Stability Board
Fintech: digital opportunities (and risks) beyond finance
Jennifer A. Jeffs, past president, Canadian International Council, and Meredith Williams, research associate, G20 Research Group
International finance: worlds apart
Chiara Oldani, professor of monetary economics, University of Viterbo 'La Tuscia'

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A Fair Global Tax System

G20 performance on international taxation
Michael Motala, researcher, G20 Research Group
International tax achievements and work ahead for the G20
Pascal Saint-Amans, director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

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Trade and Investment Cooperation

G20 performance on trade
Maria Marchyshyn, lead researcher on trade, G20 Research Group
A key moment for trade
Roberto Azevêdo, director general, World Trade Organization
Capital flight in trade payment
Kunio Mikuriya, secretary general, World Customs Organization
Tourism in 2018: unlocking progress on the 2030 agenda
Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general, World Tourism Organization
Inclusion in the digital era
Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary general, UNCTAD

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Empowering Women

G20 performance on gender equality
Julia Kulik, director of research, G20 Research Group
Towards a more equal world
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women
Women 20: leaving no one behind
Susana Balbo, chair, Women 20

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Controlling Climate Change

G20 performance on climate change
Brittaney Warren, director of compliance and lead researcher on climate change, G20 Research Group
How the G20 can advance climate action
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary, UN Climate Change
Think big: innovation for environmental protection
Erik Solheim, executive director, UN Environment
Biodiversity: the road to thriving societies
Cristiana Pasca Palmer, executive secretary, UN Biodiversity
Cities: on the front line of global challenges
Horacio RodrÍguez Larreta, mayor of Buenos Aires

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Clean Energy

G20 performance on climate and energy
Ella Kokotsis, director of accountability, G20 Research Group
The global energy transition to renewables
Adnan Z. Amin, director general, International Renewable Energy Agency
Fuelling modern economies
Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency
Ensuring sustainable energy for all
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC secretary general

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Development and the 2030 Agenda

Meeting the target of advancing progress for all
Achim Steiner, administrator, UN Development

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Promoting Health

Dividends on healthy investments
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general, World Health Organization
The cost of global health
Ilona Kickbusch, director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Climate change and non-communicable diseases: two sides of the same coin
Timothy Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, and CARICOM lead head for health and social development, and James Hospedales, executive director, Caribbean Public Health Agency

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Fighting Corruption

G20 performance on countering corruption
Denisse Rudich, director of the London office of the G20 and G7 Research Groups
Reinforcing the financial system
Marshall Billingslea, president, Financial Action Task Force

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Strengthening the G20 System

Making multilateral institutions work
Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada
Backing G20 governance by the BRICS
Marina Larionova, head, Center for International Institutions Research, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Flexible plurilateralism: a new global framework
Naoki Tanaka, president, Center for International Public Policy Studies

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