IATE term of the week: G20 summit

September 9, 2016 10:08 am

1_G20The 2016 G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) summit was held on 4–5 September 2016 in China’s eastern city of Hangzhou amid multiple risks and challenges, aiming to find a therapy that can bring the world economy back to a healthy growth trajectory. It was the eleventh meeting of the G20 and the first ever G20 summit to be hosted in China.

The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. It was founded in 1999 with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. The members include 19 individual countries—Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States—along with the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank.

G20 summits are conferences held at various different levels: summits of heads of state or heads of government, and ministerial-level meetings, and others. The G20 heads of government or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008, and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors.

A list of G20 summits from 2008 to 2017:

Hamburg, Germany, July 6-9, 2017

Hangzhou, China, September 4-5, 2016

Antalya, Turkey, November 15-16, 2015

Brisbane, Australia, November 15-16, 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6, 2013

Los Cabos, Mexico, June 18-19, 2012

Cannes Summit, November 3-4, 2011

Seoul Summit, November 11-12, 2010

Toronto Summit, June 26-27, 2010

Pittsburgh Summit, September 24-25, 2009

London Summit, April 1-2, 2009

Washington Summit, November 14-15, 2008

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Written by Ting Huang

Study visitor at TermCoord

Master Student in Multilingual and Multicultural Communication, University of Luxembourg

 

Sources

“2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit”. Wikipedia. N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Sept. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_G20_Hangzhou_summit

“G20”. Wikipedia. N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Sept. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G20

“G20 Hangzhou Summit_CCTV.Com English”. English.cctv.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Sept. 2016. http://english.cctv.com/special/g20_hangzhou/

“G20 Summits”. G20.utoronto.ca. N.p., 2016. Web. 6 Sept. 2016. http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/summits/index.html

 

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