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Representatives of Ministries of Public Health of Brazil and Russia, as well as, international organizations have come together at the Fourth Eastern Europe and Central Asia HIV/AIDS Conference at a special high-level session on Experience of Countries with Developing Economies (BRICs) in Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Availability of Medications
11-14 of March Suzdal (Vladimir region) hosted the Conference of Federal service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing «Epidemiologic Surveillance of HIV-infection and co-infections including tuberculosis and ways of prevention of new cases».
Round table “Problem of HIV/AIDS and global health security: Discussion of Civil 8 Position Paper on HIV/AIDS” took place on the 26th of February in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
On February 27-28 the first Food Security Working Group (FSWG) Meeting within the framework of the Russia's G8 Presidency will be held in Moscow. During the meeting the G8 experts' attention will be focused on the issues of soils fertility and its preservation for future generations.
Ministers fail to outline a clear plan to achieve the target – which amounts to about $2tn – or consequences for missing it
The first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation will take place in Mexico City on the 15 – 16 April 2014.
On the 14th of February 2014 Russian G8/G20 NGOs Working Group met with Mikhail Fedotov, the Counselor of the President of the Russian Federation.
Members of the expert community met to discuss the topic of Reducing the Drug Supply Through Police Cooperation, in Moscow on February 25, 2014.
The summit in Brazil was expected to be held in March, but has been shifted on China’s request. Brazilian authorities don’t want the summit dates to clash with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The eighth session of the Open Working Group (OWG 8) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from the 3rd to 7th of February 2014, at UN HQ in New York. It was the final “stocktaking” session. The meeting addressed the following issues: oceans and seas, forests, and biodiversity; promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women’s empowerment; and conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.
On February 12 the first G8 Accountability Working Group Meeting will be held in Moscow.
On February 13-14, Moscow will host the first G8 Health Experts Group Meeting.
Welcome word by A.N. Shokhin, RSPP President and B8 Chairman
The success that Russia had attained in foreign policy in 2013 proves that the country is able, in the function as president of the Group of Eight (G8), to outline effective approaches to topical geopolitical problems. This view is expressed by Ewald Bohlke, expert for Russia and former Soviet republics and member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, speaking with the Russian news agency on Monday.
A C20 Troika teleconfrence in Skype was hold in the framework of Australian Presidency in G20. Cooperation ways and colloboration work plans were discussed.
Tony Abbott is on his way to a meeting of world leaders in Switzerland to outline Australia's priorities for its G20 presidency this year.
The Australian C20 has selected its four key policy themes guided by the feedback we received following months of public consultation with international civil society.
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Russia will continue to form the global agenda. After its G20 presidency in 2013 Moscow will take over the G8 presidency. At the Gaidar Forum currently taking place in the Russian capital experts evaluated the results of the G20 summit and outlined the main theme offered for discussion with the G8 leaders.
The Chairman of Russian State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Alexei Pushkov says Moscow’s presidency in the Group of Eight (G8) can help settle the West’s nuclear standoff with Iran and resolve the crisis in Syria.
1st of January 2014
"I view the primary goal of our joint work as promoting the wellbeing of the people, progress, and development. This approach is reflected in the motto of Russia's G8 Presidency in 2014: "Risk Management for Sustainable Growth in a Safe World." — Vladimir Putin
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The C20 Steering Committee invites civil society to propose additional themes.
Officials from member countries, guests and a number of international organisations met in Sydney on 16 and 17 December to discuss the way ahead for the G20’s development agenda in 2014.
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Sunday, 1 December 2013
The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott:
It is an honour for Australia to host the G20 in 2014.
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
Australia will chair the G20 for 12 months from 1 December 2013. It will be the largest international economic meeting ever held in Australia. This paper outlines the strategy, priorities and steps required for the Brisbane G20 summit to be a success – it is a ‘playbook’ for Australia’s G20 presidency.
WASHINGTON—The ONE Campaign reacted to the conclusion of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia with the following statement.
Addressing a briefing titled "The issues of fighting corruption within the G20 agenda" at the International Media Centre, Dmitry Feoktistov, Deputy Director of the Department of New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-Chair of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, discussed the implementation of the G20 agenda for combating corruption in the year of the Russian Presidency of the G20
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held a meeting with President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in St.Petersburg
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in St.Petersburg
"I'd like to thank all my colleagues for their constructive work at the St.Petersburg Summit. I'm sure our decisions will be consistently carried out and that the G20 will exemplify effective cooperation between partners and promote stability, steady global economic development and improved living standards."
The G20 Leaders Declaration has been published following the G20 Summit in St.Petersburg
Press conference by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin following the G20 Leaders' Summit
The G20 Workplan on Financing for Investment, Study Group's Findings and Ways Forward, and the G20/OECD High-Level Principles of Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors have been released in the follow-up to the second working meeting of heads of delegations at the G20 Summit
Second working meeting of G20 heads of state and government, heads of invited states and international organizations is expected to focus on investment and creating jobs
The G20 Leaders' Meeting with social partners - Business 20 and Labour 20 - was held in St.Petersburg on the second day of the G20 Summit
Russian Minister of Labour and Social Protection Maxim Topilin spoke at a briefing about the results of the G20 Labour Ministers Meeting and Joint G20 Finance and Labour Ministers Meeting, both held during the Russian Presidency, as well as about interaction with trade union and business representatives
Sergei Ivanov, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Support of Russia's G20 Presidency in 2013 and Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, has addressed the opening of the cultural program for journalists covering the G20 summit
On September 5, BRICS Leaders gathered for an informal Summit to discuss issues of cooperation and the coordination of their stance in the G20
The G20 Leaders approved the St.Petersburg Development Strategy prepared by the G20 Development Working Group. The Strategy outlines the priorities of the G20's work in this sphere over the medium term
On September 5, spouses of the G20 Leaders visited the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy as part of the Summit's cultural program
The participants of the G20 Leaders' Summit have arrived at their first working meeting. Over the two days, they will discuss the priorities of Russia's G20 Presidency in 2013 and outline future plans. The Summit is expected to conclude with a joint declaration from the leaders
The G20 initiatives to reform the international monetary system and financial regulation have been presented at a briefing at the G20 International Media Centre
Heads of BRICS delegations met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg to discuss the formation of the Development Bank and a pool of currency reserves
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of the Italian Republic Enrico Letta in St.Petersburg on September 5
Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in St.Petersburg on September 5
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in St.Petersburg on September 5
Finance Minister of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov and Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), have presented a report on national strategies of financial literacy
Opening the first day of the G20 Summit, Chief of the Presidential Experts' Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva and Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak held a briefing at the International Media Center
People feel abandoned by their governments as they fail to tackle unemployment and prioritise business interests over worker interests, according to new public opinion polling from the Labour 20 released ahead of the first joint G20 Labour and Finance ministers meeting in Moscow.
by Christina Chang
Lead economics analyst at CAFOD
This past week has seen Brits being unusually cheerful as we experience a rare combination of sunny weather and some decent news about the economy. Britain's growth forecasts are being revised up - manufacturing output is up, consumer spending is up, house prices are up. So with everything looking up, you could wonder why David Cameron is bothering to go to the G20 Summit in St Petersburg next month
Moscow -- The G20 Research Group is proud to announce its latest publication published by Newsdesk Media -- "Russia’s G20 Summit: St Petersburg 2013" – with original contributions from summit host Vladimir Putin, as well as Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, among others.
On the eve of the G20 summit in St. Petersburg the Brookings Institution published its traditional report containing country reports prepared by think tanks representatives from the G20 members on the challenges the world economy currently faces
The G20 Leaders' Summit, to be held in St. Petersburg on September 5-6, 2013, will be the main G20 event of 2013. Representatives of the Civil 20 have unique opportunity to take part in the working process of the Press Center of the Summit.
Civil Society-BRICS Engagement Initiative was jointly undertaken by FIM - Forum for
Democratic Global Governance in Montreal, Canada and the Society for Participatory
Research in Asia (PRIA), India.
We, the Civil20 participants and delegates of the G20 Civil Summit, endorse the initiative of the Russian presidency to incorporate civil society into the G20 consultations process. The Civil20 format has made it possible to set up a constructive and result-oriented dialogue between civil society and the government officials responsible for drawing up state policy.
The Civil 20 Summit is the concluding event of the Civil Track of Russia's G20 Presidency. Russia is the first presiding country to organize the civil society consultations process in this format, and at such level
The two-day G20 Civil Summit, held in Moscow on 13-14 June, has come to an end. Across the two days, issues of civil society were discussed and recommendations made, which will later fall on the tables of the G20 leaders.
An open meeting of the editorial committee drafting the “Address to the G20 Leaders” (Civil communique) was held on June 14 within the C20 summit.
The Civil20 discussed population inequality in the G20 countries today, and called national leaders’ attention to a growing gap between the rich and the poor.
Ten Civil20 representatives from different countries met with President Vladimir Putin during the C20 summit in Moscow.
The G20 Civil Summit included a plenary session entitled “Expanding Dialogue with Civil Society Within the Framework of the G20.”
While meeting with the Civil20 representatives today, the President promised to discuss the application of the Law on NGOs, popularly known as the “Foreign Agent Act,” with Professor Mikhail Fedotov, chair of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights.
As part of the civil summit of the G20 group, an open discussion platform was held on "Civil Society Proposals for the Agenda of Future G20 Summits".
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with representatives of the Civil 20, an international forum for dialogue between civil society organizations, politicians and experts from the G20 countries.
During the Civil20 summit, which is currently held in Moscow, Arkadi Dvorkovich said that the law on “foreign agents” can be adjusted on the basis of its practical application.
Within the framework of the G20 Civil summit, a special session was held: "The Run-Up to the Russian Presidency in the G8: How to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals-6".
Video Review from Agency for Social Information
Ahead of the G8 summit in Great Britain and the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Vladimir Putin answered questions from Russian News & Information Agency.
A panel discussion on the “Availability of Financial Services and Financial Education” took place at the Civil20 Summit.
Within the framework of the C20 summit, a plenary session on "Economic Growth and Civil Society" was held.
More than 350 people, including representatives of civil society, international organizations, businesses and the media, are taking part in the Civil20 summit–– as part of the G20–– which was opened on June 13 in Moscow.
The Civil 20 Summit is being held on June, 13 in Moscow. The event brought together more than 350 representatives of civil society, international organizations, business, mass media, as well as government officials.
The Australian Government is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Tim Costello AO will chair the Australian Civil Society 20 (C20) Steering Group. The Australian Government is strongly committed to ensuring that G20 deliberations in Australia next year are fully informed by the expertise and knowledge of civil society.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ksenia Yudaeva, the Russian G20 Sherpa and Head of the Russian Presidential Experts Directorate, read President Vladimir Putin's address to the Summit.
Civil Summit of the Group of Twenty – Civil20 Summit – will be held on June 13-14, 2013 in President Hotel in Moscow. The event will be attended by over 350 people – representatives of civil society, international organizations, businesses and mass media, as well as officials.
In the run up to the St. Petersburg G20 summit the Civil 20 initiated preparing a report and recommendations to G20 focused on surmounting the risks originating from growing income inequality.
For the first time in the G20 history civil society representatives had an opportunity to discuss their proposals with Sherpas, receive feedback and therefore influence the G20 decision-making process.
The report and recommendations to G20 focused on surmounting the risks originating from growing income inequality have been initiated by the Civil20 in the run up to the St. Petersburg G20 summit to be held on September 5-6, 2013.
Civil20 Process of gathering the recommendations from global civil society to the G20 comes to final.
Chief of the Presidential Experts' Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva had a meeting with the representatives of the US civil society organizations during her visit to Washington D.C.
The document defines the role of BRICS members in today’s international system and outlines the prospects for developing the association.
Each Spring, thousands of government officials, the private sector, journalists, academia, civil society representatives, and other interested observers gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. Members of civil society organizations who want to attend the spring meetings can now register online.
On March 3-4, 2013 the Second G20 Sherpas' Meeting is held in Moscow within the framework of Russia's G20 Presidency is taking place. On the first day of the meeting delegates were addressed by the representatives of the G20 outreach groups - Business 20, Civil 20 and Youth 20.
Ksenia Yudaeva admitted the importance of collaboration of the G20 with social partners - Civil 20, Business 20 and Labour 20, in the area of development. Especially she emphasized the role of civil society organizations.
Official meetings of co-chairs of the C20 and G20 working groups as well as B20 working groups’ co-chairs regarding the G20 agenda took place in Moscow 18 February within the frames of the Russian G20 Presidency.
The Civil 20 organizing committee held its first meeting in Moscow, chaired by Ksenia Yudaeva, Russia's G20 Sherpa and the Head of the Presidential Experts' Directorate.
For the first time in the history of G20 joint coordinating meetings between chairs of the official G20 working groups and CSO representatives take place in Moscow.
Australian government is being urged to use its Chairmanship of the G20 group of countries, next year, to bring development issues into the global discussion.
Civil 20 workshop “G20 Future Development Agenda in Post-Busan Cooperation Architecture” is to be held in Moscow in the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” at February, 25.
Key milestones were identified for Troika contributions to Sherpas meetings. Relevant deadlines for the Civil G 20 WGs commitments were also discussed and agreed.
"The Outline of Russia’s G20 Presidency" is aimed at guiding the preparation of meetings and documents throughout the year.
The three-day Civil G20 Conference in Moscow, G20 Civil Society Vision for the Russian Presidency, came to an end on December 13.
The report reviews G20 members' implementation of the commitments made at G20 summits on seven priority areas of the G20 cooperation.
Civil Society participants have presented their views regarding participation of civil society in the process of forming the official G20 agenda. Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva and Russian Minister Mikhail Abyzov met with the participants and discussed the Russian priorities.
On behalf of the Russian G20 Presidency beginning in Moscow on December, 11-13, civil society track will be presented by its first event – Civil 20. The conference topic is «Civil Society's Vision on Russian G20 Presidency».
(Reuters) - Russia will try to move the G20 major economies beyond financial sector fire-fighting during its year-long presidency, calling the group's first-ever labor ministers' meeting to widen the focus to job creation.
MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Federation on Saturday takes over the presidency of the Group of Twenty major economies from Mexico.
G20 Civil Secretariat has conducted a meeting with representatives of civil society organizations working on the issues related to the agenda of G20 Summit in the Administration of the President on November, 6th.
From 19-26 October 2012, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) conducted a global online consultation with civil society to gather inputs for consideration by the High-level Panel (HLP) of Eminent
Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda ahead of their London meeting from 31 October to 2 November.
JANIC (Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation) and Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan) hold the symposium titled "From MDG1 to Inclusive Economy" in the Civil Society Policy Forum of IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting in Tokyo on October 1
What will be the main issues on the agenda in 2013? How will Business (B20), Youth (Y20), Think Tanks (Think-20), labour unions (L20) and possibly Civil Society (C20) influence the agenda? What are the implications for Russia and internationally?
The conference participants will include the representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, think-tanks.
Head of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate Ksenia Yudayeva has been appointed the President of Russia’s representative in the G20.
Working Plan is approved by the Russian Sherpa’s Office
Vladimir Putin submitted to the Parliament his opinion on draft laws currently under consideration by the State Duma aimed at amending legislation regulating the activities of nongovernmental organisations.
Transparency International today welcomed the extension of the mandate of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. The extension acknowledges the importance of anti-corruption work as G20 leaders seek to address the current Eurozone crisis and stabilize the global economy.
More than 30 representatives from Civil Society Organizations presented their positions and views to the Mexican Presidency of the G20
Aid groups aren't pleased with the outcome of this year's G8 summit.
The Fourth BRICS Summit has concluded in New Delhi. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa taking part in the Summit exchanged views on the situation in the global economy, reforms of global management institutions, international stability and security issues.
Please read the presentations of Troika CSOs during the G20 Sherpa Meeting in Mexico March 16
Dmitry Medvedev discussed environmental security and protection at an off-site meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. The meeting was attended by members of the Council, environmental experts and representatives of environmental organisations.
The Mexican Government already have an open dialogue with the CSO to hear their proposals and feedback. We recognize and value the on-the-ground experience of NGOs and believe we have a lot to gain from constant interaction with civil society. Consequently, we are implementing a number of activities to link the CSO with the G20 in preparation for the Los Cabos Summit.
México, D.F., February, 24, 2012. The meeting was held as part of the policy of discussion, inclusion and transparency that characterizes the relationship between the Mexican presidency of the G20 with civil society. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, participated in a meeting of the G8/G20 Global Working Group of the International Civil Society Coalition for the G20
The strategic planning meeting of G8/G20 Russian NGOs working group took place on the 29th of February in Moscow
Strategic planning meeting of the Global G8/G20 NGOs working group concluded in Mexico City.
More than 50 civil society representatives from G20 countries came together fo Global strategic planning meeting in Mexico on 22-24 February to discuss key issues affecting G20 Summit in Mexico.
Here is the February "G20 Update" Entitled "the G20's New Troika"
On the 24th of January, 2012 there was a meeting of the Interagency Commission for Russia's participation in the G8 and G20 summits chaired by the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation A.V. Dvorkovich.
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