G20 BRASIL - EXPANDED DIALOGUE SPECIAL SECTION
26 January 2024
Initially conceived as an informal forum for coordination among the Ministers of Economy and Finance and the leaders of Central Banks of the 19 major world economies, in addition to the European Union and the newly included African Union, it was promoted to a Summit in 2008, in the aftermath of the severe global economic crisis. [...] WHAT TO WATCH DURING THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENCY The preparatory meetings held in the second half of 2023 indicate, in gen- eral, significant convergence between the themes proposed by the national coordi- nators of the Engagement Groups with the three priorities of the Brazilian Presi- dency as presented at the New Delhi Summit. [...] the intention to add to the Activities of non-state actors during the Brazilian term will be closely agenda the promotion of followed by the General Secretariat of racial equality in several the Presidency of the Republic, a body aspects, such as combating with ministerial status responsible for assisting the President in the govern- structural racism, the ment-civil society dialogue. [...] Since Brazil is the only one of the eight Amazonian countries to be part of the G20, it would be of particular interest to include research centers from the other seven4 in the debates and the drafting of policy briefs–provided that the rules of procedure admit the participation of institutions based in non-G20 member countries. [...] The expanded participation of Amazonian think tanks could promote the exchange of ideas and possibly lead to regional coordination with a view to the 30th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention, which Brazil will host in the year following the G20 Presidency.