Shaping globalisation together

Civil20 Dialogue Forum Shaping globalisation together

Chancellor Angela Merkel will be taking part in the Civil20 Dialogue Forum in Hamburg on Monday. Representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will present her with their recommendations for shaping globalisation. Civil20 is working to shape globalisation more fairly for the benefit of all.

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Shaping globalisation for the benefit of all is one of the key goals of the Civil20 Dialogue Forum

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The international Civil20 (C20) group is committed to the implementation of the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda and for the consistent realisation of the Paris Climate Agreement. Participants also support fairer financial, trade, economic and health policies across the world, as well as clean energy generation. The focus is always on staying within the earth's limits.

Taking civil society to the Summit

The C20 meeting is the seventh and final dialogue event with civil society representatives in preparation for the G20 Summit of the heads of state and government of the G20 countries which will be held in Hamburg on 7/8 July. Dialogue forums have already taken place with scientists (Science20), women (Women20), business associations (Business20), trade unions (Labour20), think tanks (Think20) and young people (Youth20).

If is a matter of great concern to Chancellor Merkel that various civil society groups be incorporated so that the recommendations of the individual dialogue events can be incorporated into the G20 process.

The Civil20 Summit

The Chancellor will be attending the C20 Summit at HafenCity Hamburg University on Monday afternoon. After giving a speech she will accept the C20's recommendations, and will then take part in a podium discussion which is set to focus on ensuring fairer globalisation.

Chancellor Merkel will be joined by representatives from the Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO), from Oxfam International, the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, and Global Trade Watch.

G20 dialogue with civil society
The summit meeting of the heads of state and government of the G20 countries will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. In the run-up to the Summit civil society representatives from various fields have been meeting to contribute their demands and proposals to the G20 process. They have been drawing up their policy recommendations in the context of dialogue forums. The German G20 Presidency regards this civil society engagement as independent of the state. Each respective group, in this case the C20 Dialogue, was responsible for defining the content of its dialogue process.

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