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  • G20 Update: 2013 Verdict - 3 Key Issues

    REACTION TO G20 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUE
    MEDIA RELEASE
    06 SEPTEMBER 2013 ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
    VERDICT ON THE G20 SUMMIT – THREE KEY ISSUES
     
    While the issue of military action in Syria has dominated G20 media coverage, the G20 has also announced policies – like a major tax avoidance initiative - that will impact people across the globe.
  • G20 Update: Russian Finance Minister Mocks Women

    MEDIA RELEASE: "OLD BOYS NETWORK" STILL AT WORK AT G20
     
    At the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov joked towards the end of a briefing on Financial Inclusion that “women consume a lot, so they need help with their financial management". At a summit where women are largely absent – and where the communiques hardly mention gender – Siluanov’s quip is
    insightful.
     
    Representation
     
    The G20 – a self-selected club that calls itself the ‘world’s premiere forum for international economic cooperation’ – proudly notes that G20 countries represent 2/3 of the world’s population and 90% of global GDP.
  • G20 Update: Syria

    Leaders from the world's richest countries traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2013 G20 Leaders Summit to discuss quantitative easing, tax policies, commodity markets and other financial matters. But the question of possible US military strikes against Syria overshadowed the meetings.

    GCAP and the Feminist Task Force have issued a media release on the issue with several main points:

    1.  Don't bomb Syria.  

    2.  G20 countries and the United Nations must address the humanitarian crisis.  Over four million families have been displaced from their homes and 110,000 have died from conflict since the uprising against Syria's dictatorship started two and a half years ago.

    3.  A political solution is needed.  And the G193 (the UN) is the proper forum to address this.

    4.  Those responsible for using chemical weapons should be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court.

  • A Message for the G20's Five Asian Members

    The constituents of GCAP Asia and the Asia Development Alliance have sent a clear message to the five Asian members of the G20:  it's time to step up to ensure that equality and equity are pillars of growth and development and that corruption has no place in our nations or communities.  The joint letter, which was drafted at the G20 Civil Summit, is being presented to political leaders and the G20 'sherpas' (government negotiators) from China, India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.

    GCAP Asia and the ADA at the G20 Civil Summit

  • Threats to Civil Society Space - Joint Statement from the G20 Civil Summit in Russia

    The June G20 Civil Summit in Moscow was held amidst an atmosphere of shrinking space for civil society, both in Russia and around the world.  GCAP and a number of its constituents worked with other civil society organisations to issue the following Media Release, in English and Russian, condemning actions that limit civil society work and calling for genuine and committed engagement by the G20 with civil society.

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