The G20

Representation

Map of the world with G20 member countries highlighted. Australia Brazil Argentina Canada China United Kingdom France Germany Indonesia India Italy Japan Republic of Korea Mexico Russia Saudi Arabia South Africa Turkey United States European Union

G20 members account for 85 percent of the world economy, 76 percent of global trade, and two-thirds of the world's population, including more than half the world's poor.

The G20 represents all geographic regions of the world, but remains small enough to be an effective decision-making body.

The members of the G20 are:

In addition to G20 members, in 2014 Australia also welcomes invited guests Mauritania, as the 2014 chair of the African Union; Myanmar, as the 2014 Chair of ASEAN; New Zealand; Senegal, representing NEPAD; Singapore; and Spain. Some photographs of Australia's guests participating throughout the year appear below.

ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia attended the first G20 Sherpa meeting of Australia's Presidency, in December 2013 in Sydney, before Mauritania took over the African Union Chair in 2014.(L-R) Mr Antonio Jose Cabral, European Union Sherpa and Arega Hailu Teffera, the Ethiopian Sherpa in discussion before the start of the meeting.
NEW ZEALAND: G20 Sherpa Meeting, Uluru (L-R) Dr David Walker, New Zealand Sherpa and Mr Christopher Langman, Australian Sous Sherpa at the first session on growth strategies


SPAIN: Permanent Guest Spain at the G20 Joint meeting - Sherpas and Finance Deputies (L-R) Mrs Eva Valle Maestro and Mr Alvaro Lopez, Spain

MAURITANIA: G20 Joint meeting - Sherpas and Finance Deputies (Left) Mr Mohamed El Hassen Boukhreiss, Mauritania with (R-L)Mr Yasumasa Nagamine, Japan, Mr Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Japan.
SINGAPORE: G20 Joint meeting - Sherpas and Finance Deputies (L-R) Mr Boon Kwee Peter Ong and Mr Sing Chiong Leong, Singapore

MYANMAR: G20 Trade Ministers meeting, Sydney Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb with Myanmar's Ambassador to Australia, Min Thein

SENEGAL: G20 Sherpa Meeting, Uluru (L-R)Mme Gnounka Toure Diouf, Senegalese Sherpa and Mr Christopher Langman, Australian Sous Sherpa at the session one of the Sherpa meeting