The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every nation in the world, highlighting how globally interconnected we are. To mitigate the health, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the world needs effective global responses. However, multilateral cooperation has been facing dramatic headwinds before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The G20 could play a key role in revitalizing multilateral cooperation, by pushing for new ways and means to deal with global challenges. The Italian Presidency of the G20 in 2021 can provide fresh political impulse for the G20 to advance a renewed global governance agenda.
The web meeting will discuss the tasks and policy priorities of the 2021 Italian Presidency of the G20 at the time of Covid-19. The meeting will take place in the framework of the project “The Role of the G20 in Promoting Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities of the Italian Presidency in 2021”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Compagnia di San Paolo of Turin.
Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, President, IAI
Francesco Profumo, President, Fondazione Compagnia di Sanpaolo
Ettore Greco, Executive Vice President, IAI
Hossa Almutairi, T20 Saudi Arabia Sherpa, Lead Co-Chair Task Force “Sustainable Energy, Water, and Food System”, Riyadh
Creon Butler, Director, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House, London
Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman, Valdai Club Foundation, Moscow
Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Dheli
Dennis Görlich, Head, Global Challenges Centre - Kiel Institute; Research Director, Global Solutions Initiative, Kiel
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg
Speech by Pietro Benassi, Diplomatic Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister and G20 Sherpa, Rome
Paola Subacchi, Member of the Board of Directors, IAI; Professor, Global Policy Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London