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The G20 has several engagement groups in order to involve various stakeholders. The existing groups are the Business 20 (B20), Labour 20 (L20), Think 20 (T20), Civil 20 (C20), Youth 20 (Y20) and Women 20 (W20). These groups aim to identify policy priorities from the perspective of the engaged group, for example the private sector (B20) or trade unions (L20). These priorities and issues are considered by G20 Leaders at the Summit. Drawing on its wealth of policy expertise, the OECD participates in and contributes to these engagement groups.
The OECD has been supporting the work of the B20 since the French presidency. Since the Russian Presidency, the Organisation has been closely associated to the work of the various B20 sectorial Task Forces and has provided substantive contributions in the areas of anti-corruption, trade, human capital, innovation, investment and infrastructure. As a result, B20 recommendations make extensive reference to OECD analysis, guidelines, principles and legal instruments. We are also partnering with the B20 to organise high-level policy meetings and seminars: For example, over the last 4 years, the OECD, has been organising a yearly high-level public-private conference on anti-corruption, jointly with the incumbent G20 and B20 Presidencies. In 2014 and 2015, in the margins of the OECD week, the OECD hosted meetings of the B20 Task Forces that gathered over a hundred CEOs and top level business representatives. Partnering closely with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and the B20, the OECD will pursue its efforts to enhance the dialogue between business and governments, by partaking in all task forces and by organising public-private consultations. In addition, the organization will act as an Institutional Partner of the newly-established World SME Forum, led by the private sector to further support the G20’s agenda in support of SMEs. Learn more about the B20.
The OECD maintains a constant dialogue with Trade Unions, in particular in preparation of L20 Summits that are generally organized back-to-back with Leader Summits. The OECD contributes to framing the discussions at L20 Summits: the Secretary-General is usually invited to address the participants and representatives from Trade Unions, sharing the Organisation’s expertise on employment and labour market issues, responsible business conduct, tax, redistribution, social policies, inequalities, etc. and presenting our policy recommendations in these domains. Learn more about the L20.
Civil 20 is a meeting for policy dialogue between G20 members and representatives of civil society organisations working on the issues related to the agenda of G20 Summit. Learn more about the C20.
Think 20 brings together academia, research centres and think thanks from developed and developing countries to help create ideas on improving global governance which can then be formulated into practical recommendations. Learn more about the T20.
Youth 20 is a grouping of young leaders from across the G20. The OECD has been a partner of the Y20 under the Australian Presidency and participated in the Youth 20 Summit in Sydney on July 12-15, 2014. Learn more about the Y20.
Women 20 was established under the Turkish Presidency in order to highlight gender equality as a key issue upon which G20 countries should focus. The OECD strongly supports this aim, and used its expertise to help conceptualize and define the terms of the W20. In addition, the OECD Sherpa delivered an address on empowering women in G20 countries through education, entrepreneurship and employment during the W20 Summit on October 26, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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