The G20

The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier international forum for global economic cooperation. The members of the G20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union.

G20 members account for 86 per cent of the world economy, 78 per cent of global trade, and two-thirds of the world's population, including more than half of the world's poor. G20 leaders meet annually at the G20 Summit. Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly. G20 ministerial meetings (e.g. trade, health, employment, agriculture) also occur as each G20 Presidency decides. G20 Engagement groups maintain a dialogue with policy makers. These groups represent civil society, business and labor leaders, the scientific and research community, think-tanks, women and youth.

World map with G20 member countries highlighted.

The G20 and Australia

Australia supports a strong and effective G20. Australia benefits from G20 cooperation to support an open global economy and to protect the global financial system's stability. Follow the conversation with Australia's G20 Sherpa Dr David Gruen on Twitter @G20Australia.

Australia held the G20 Presidency in 2014 culminating in the Brisbane Summit in November 2014.

The G20 in 2018

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the G20 being elevated to a leaders' forum.

Argentina  holds the G20 Presidency in 2018, following Germany’s hosting in 2017. The Hamburg Summit in July 2017 culminated in the Hamburg G20 Leaders' Declaration on the theme of "shaping an interconnected world" and adoption of other high-level statements and action plans.

Argentina is the first South American country to host the G20. It is convening over 50 meetings of ministers and officials in preparation for the Summit, to be held in Buenos Aires on 30 November-1 December 2018.

The three priorities under the Argentinian presidency are: the future of work to ensure everyone benefits from the new technological era; infrastructure for development to boost growth; and a sustainable food future. Read more about Argentina's G20 agenda and view its calendar of meetings.

Last Updated: 6 November 2017