The G20 Leaders’ Summit concluded on 1 December in Buenos Aires with a press conference given by Argentine President Mauricio Macri. After two days of working sessions, the Summit’s host relayed the main points of the declaration agreed by consensus, saying: “Today we have an Argentina more connected to the world than ever before.”
With respect to trade, the host president said that “what is being proposed is trade that is fair. And Argentina is the first country to believe that after so many years of isolation, our entire future is about trading, about connecting as many countries as possible.”
The Argentine President also spoke about climate change: “We agreed that every one of us has to continue addressing their commitments giving strong support to renewable energies, a sector in which Argentina is betting heavily.”
Macri then summarized the agreements made on the future of work, one of the priorities of the Argentine presidency. “We are facing a technological revolution that is leading to the disappearance of certain types of job and replacing them with new ones, something which requires us to understand that we are going to have to be trained several times throughout our lives,” he said.
In the 80 plus working meetings of the G20 2018, the Argentine presidency pushed forward a gender mainstreaming strategy. Macri celebrated the consensus on the empowerment of women, “not only because it is just, but because of the opportunity for growth and development.” He indicated that “for mass female inclusion, including from a financial perspective, digital inclusion will boost the growth of our countries and societies.”
You can find attached the complete text of the “G20 Leaders’ Declaration: Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development”, agreed on during the Summit held in Buenos Aires on 30 November and 1 December 2018, under the Argentine Presidency of the Group.