The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies.
Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet. The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the respective Heads of State and Government.
The city of Rio de Janeiro will be the capital of the G20 in 2024. The group that brings together 80% of the GDP of the world economy will meet in Rio over the course of a year. There are many paths to the leaders' summit. On November 18 and 19, 2024, Rio will take another step in its history as a stage – and actor – in international relations: the Olympic city (Rio 2016) and cradle of sustainability (Rio 92, Rio +20) embraces a future of greater integration and economic development. The time has come for the G20 Rio 2024.
Rio is Brazil in the world. During Brazil's presidency of the G20 (2023-2024), important meetings will take place in the city: working groups, engagement groups, ministers and heads of state will be from Rio for a few days.
Governments from the developed and developing world want new and better business, more international investment and trade and a sustainable future for economic growth. These ambitions are manifested throughout the year in communiqués, declarations, rules and standards that impact finance and politics around the world. New paths are also opening up to strengthen social movements, the sciences and civil society.
Alongside the official meetings, and in preparation for them, associated and parallel events will deal with the most important issues for the future of development in the world's 20 largest economies: financing climate action, overcoming poverty and hunger and reforming international institutions towards a more inclusive and efficient multilateralism. The priorities of the Brazilian presidency of the G20 are the desire of Rio de Janeiro residents for a fairer world and a more sustainable planet.
The Rio G20 committee was formed on the basis of the diagnosis that the city of Rio de Janeiro could - and should - proactively support Brazil's logistical and intellectual efforts, through its federal government, in the unprecedented challenge of chairing and hosting the G20. This is a public effort that spills over into civil society institutions.
The municipal committee encourages, promotes and coordinates logistical actions and intellectual initiatives that strengthen Rio's role as the capital of the G20. In this effort, all the municipal bodies and their leaders have embraced the Brazilian presidency of the G20, a unique opportunity to consolidate the economic recovery of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil with a generous eye on its future. With joy and responsibility, dedication to detail and ambition, let's take advantage of all the opportunities we'll have in the G20 capital.
The G20 seeks possible consensus and viable utopias in a complex and fragmented world. The pragmatism of diplomacy and development does not dispense with hope. In order to assist the Brazilian presidency of the G20, we will work to achieve an invaluable legacy for a global city that thinks of its citizens and puts itself first and foremost at the service of every carioca.