The upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit under the theme ‘Realizing opportunities of the 21st Century for all’ will focus on protecting lives and restoring growth, by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the COVID-19 pandemic and by laying down the foundations for a better future.
The Summit will also focus on fostering international action to realize opportunities of the 21st century for all, by empowering people and protecting the planet, whilst harnessing the potential of innovation to shape new frontiers.
The summit will be held virtually on November 21 – 22 and will be chaired by His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The G20 Presidency will build on the success of the extraordinary virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit held in March, and on the outcomes of over 100 virtual working groups and ministerial meetings.
The G20 is leading the fight against this global pandemic; taking swift and unprecedented actions to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable.
The G20 has contributed over 21 billion dollars to support the production, distribution, and access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.
The group has similarly injected 11 trillion dollars to safeguard the global economy and launched a debt suspension initiative for the least developed countries that would allow beneficiary countries to defer 14 billion dollars in debt payments due this year and use these amounts instead for financing their health systems and social programs.