SAUDI ARABIA’S G20 PRESIDENCY – THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF ADVANCING GLOBAL COOPERATION IN A PANDEMIC

On November 12th the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar that examined the challenges and opportunities of advancing global cooperation in a pandemic during Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency. The G20 agenda for 2020 is “Realising Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”. 

This webinar discussed in detail the three themes of the Saudi G20 agenda. Empowering People: creating the conditions in which all people, especially women and youth, can live decently, work and thrive. This includes (inter alia)- unleashing access to opportunities for all; supporting employment; fostering education, expand financial inclusion, human-centred economic growth, and person-centred health care. Safeguarding the Planet: by fostering collective efforts to protect our global commons. This includes (inter alia) – sustainable development, combatting habitat loss, preserving the oceans, realising food and water security, and cleaner energy for the future. Shaping New Frontiers: by adopting long-term and bold strategies to share the benefits of innovation and technological advancement. This can be done through (inter alia) promoting space cooperation, enabling and addressing the challenges of the digital economy, developing smart cities, regulating big tech in global finance, and addressing corruption.