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G20 Italy: The 2021 Rome Summit

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch, with Chiara Oldani
Published by GT Media and the G20 Research Group, 2021

For a free downloadable electronic version, click here.


In Pursuit of Global Good
Mario Draghi, Prime Minister, Italy

Leaders' Views

Fostering a Collective Recovery
King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia
Our Common Agenda
Joko Widodo, President, Indonesia
Democracy Can Deliver
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India
Fighting for Our Shared Future
Joe Biden, President, United States
A Turning Point: Humanity's Coming of Age
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Debt for Climate: Towards Environmental Social Justice
Alberto Fernández, President, Argentina
A New Vision of Capitalism
Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister, Japan
Action for the Future
Emmanuel Macron, President, France
The Legacy of a Crisis
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
The Need to Act Together
Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
Bolstering Confidence and Jointly Overcoming Difficulties to Build a Better World
Xi Jinping, President, China
Pathways to Recovery
Jair Bolsonaro, President, Brazil
A Common Responsibility
Vladimir Putin, President, Russia
Strong Bonds of Solidarity
Cyril Ramaphosa, President, South Africa
A Common Purpose Across Borders
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister, Australia
Coming Out of Crisis
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President, Mexico
Breaking Down Barriers
Moon Jae-in, President, Korea
An Inclusive Future
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President, Turkey
Strengthening the Soul of Our Union
Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission
International Health Resilience: A Defining Challenge
Charles Michel, President, European Council
Delivering for Our People, Our Planet and Our Prosperity in Rome: Actionable Commitments for a Better World
Pedro Sánchez, President, Spain

Editors' Introductions

A Significant Performance for People, Planet and Prosperity: Prospects for the G20's Rome Summit
John Kirton, Director, G20 Research Group
Italy's Approach to the Rome Summit in 2021
Chiara Oldani, Professor of Economics, University of Viterbo 'La Tuscia'

Promoting People's Health

G20 Performance on Health
Meagan Byrd, G20 Research Group
Ending the Pandemic; Preventing the Next One
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe
Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Co-Founder of COVAX
Funding Our Future Health
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister, Canada
We Lack Action — Not Words
Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Making Brain Health a Global Priority
Vladimir Hachinski, Former President, World Federation of Neurology

Empowering Women and Youth

G20 Performance on Gender Equality
Julia Kulik, Director of Research, G20 Research Group
Afghanistan's Women Are Critical to Its Survival
Sima Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women
A World for Women
Linda Laura Sabbadini, Chair, Women 20 Italy 2021

Towards a Cleaner Planet

G20 Performance on Climate Change
Brittaney Warren, Lead Researcher on Climate Change, G20 Research Group
Nature-Based Solutions in Cities: A G20 Priority
Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme
Becoming Nature Positive
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

Energy Systems for a New Era

G20 Performance on Energy
Ella Kokotsis, Director of Accountability, G20 Research Group
Time to Make a Choice
Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency

Scaling Up Sustainable Development

G20 Performance on Development
Sonja Dobson, Researcher, G20 Research Group
Reimagining Sustainable Finance
Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Securing the Food Supply

G20 Performance on Food and Agriculture
Duja Muhanna, Researcher, G20 Research Group
Reaching Zero Hunger
David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Transforming Food Systems
Rob Vos and Johan Swinnen, International Food Policy Research Institute

Building a Better Economy

G20 Performance on Macroeconomic Policy
Alissa Wang, Researcher, G20 Research Group
Deciphering an Uncertain Global Outlook
Robert Fauver, President, Fauver Associates, LLC
Taking a System-Wide Perspective: The Key to Financial Resilience
Randal K Quarles, Chair, Financial Stability Board, and Vice Chair, US Federal Reserve
Evolving Payments in the Post–COVID-19 Digital Economy
Jennifer Jeffs, Senior Research Associate in Global Finance, G20 Research Group
Businesses Can Drive the Change We Need
Emma Marcegaglia, Chair, Business 20 Italy 2021
Economic Evolution
Interview with Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Facing Up to the G20's Challenges
Larry Summers, Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School

Fostering Fairer Taxation

G20 Performance on International Taxation
Michael Motala, Researcher, G20 Research Group
A Historic Reform of the International Tax System
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Changing World of Work

Building a Better Normal
Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

Trade and Investment Cooperation

G20 Performance on Trade
Maria Marchyshyn, Lead Researcher on Trade, G20 Research Group
Now Is Not the Time for Tariffs on E-Commerce
Simon J Evenett, Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St Gallen

Tourism and Culture: Forces for Good

Rethinking Tourism
Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, United Nations World Tourism Organization
A Living Legacy
John Kirton, Director, G20 Research Group

Fostering Education for the 21st Century

Shaping the Future with Multilateralism
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

Enabling the Digital Economy

Greener, Fairer and More Prosperous
Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Technology in Infrastructure

Building for a Stronger Future
Marie Lam-Frendo, CEO, Global Infrastructure Hub

Combatting Crime, Technology in Strengthening Security

Failure in Corporate Transparency
Marcus Pleyer, President, Financial Action Task Force
G20 Rome: Financial Crime and Corruption Must Be Prioritised
Denisse Rudich, G20 Research Group London

A Stronger G20 System

Bridging Divides
Tristen Naylor, Deputy Director, G20 Research Group London
The Ideas Bank
Paolo Magri, National Coordinator and Chair, T20 Italy; Executive Vice-President, ISPI
A Time to Heal: The 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum at Bologna
Katherine Marshall and W Cole Durham, G20 Interfaith Forum
The Workings of the C20
Riccardo Moro, Sherpa, Civil 20 Italy 2021
On the Word of Science
Roberto Antonelli, Giorgio Parisi and Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Science 20 Italy 2021 and Social Sciences and Humanities 20 Italy 2021
Voices of the Future
Alberta Pelino, Chair, Youth 20 Italy 2021
All Eyes Turn to Indonesia As It Takes on the 2022 G20 Presidency
Caitlin Byrne, Director, Griffith Asia Institute
Indonesia and the G20: Gearing Up for a More Inclusive, Sustainable and Robust Recovery
Yulius P Hermawan, Lecturer in International Relations, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung Indonesia

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