In December 2020 Italy assumed the Presidency of the G20, which culminated in the Summit of Heads of State and Government (October 30th and 31st 2021). Read the G20 Rome Leaders' Declaration.
The agenda of the Italian Presidency rotated around three pillars - People, Planet and Prosperity:
- Pursuing a new prosperity by taking care of people and planet in a holistic fashion, establishing a better balance between them.
- Within the 3 pillars, Italy aimed at promoting a collective multilateral effort to ensure a swift international response to the pandemic, providing equitable, worldwide access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, while building up resilience to future health-related shocks.
- Looking beyond the crisis, the Italian Presidency aimed at promoting prosperity, while reducing inequalities, supporting women’s empowerment and the younger generations, and protecting the most vulnerable, promoting the creation of new jobs, social protection and food security, bridging the digital divide and making digitalization an opportunity for all. In other words, boosting an inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth, able to mitigate climate change and protect the environment.
The OECD, as a strategic partner of the G20, worked to underpin the Italian G20 Presidency in all its priorities, including in the structural policy agenda, on women and youth employment, on social protection, in harnessing the opportunities of digitalization, in the trade, taxation and investment agenda, in supporting the response to the health and environment issues.