Think 20

Think 20 is a meeting of the world’s leading think tanks representatives with the aim of sharing their visions regarding the most pressing issues facing the global agenda, as well as maintaining fruitful and meaningful cooperation between government and academic circles.

Think tanks play an important role in the G20 processes, creating an “ideas bank” which helps to transmit the main outcomes from research institutions to the global governance institutions. The main outcomes of the Meeting are delivered in the form of practical recommendations that think tanks provide on the issues of global governance, improving the G20 working process and facilitating inclusive economic growth. The first Think 20 Meeting was held within the framework of the Mexican Presidency in 2012

Business 20

Business 20 (B20) is an informal network of business associations of  the national business community, collaborating in order to maintain a continuous dialogue between the business community, G20 governments and relevant international institutions.

At a respective national level, the B20 members are the recognized leaders, the most important ones able to maintain a permanent dialogue with the relevant authorities and to mobilize the private sector forces to contribute to the success of G20 efforts

Civil 20

Business 20 (B20) is an informal network of business associations of  the national business community, collaborating in order to maintain a continuous dialogue between the business community, G20 governments and relevant international institutions.

At a respective national level, the B20 members are the recognized leaders, the most important ones able to maintain a permanent dialogue with the relevant authorities and to mobilize the private sector forces to contribute to the success of G20 efforts

Civil 20

Academics, international experts, Russian and international NGOs will participate in the Civil 20 (C20) in 2013. Its work will be based on the principles of openness, accountability and transparency in decision-making. Six thematic working groups have been created as part of the Civil 20: Environmental Sustainability and Energy, Food Security, Post-2015 MDGs, Financial inclusion and financial education, Anti-corruption, Labor and Employment.

Youth 20

Since 2006, the G8 and the G20/G8 Youth Summits have gathered students and young professionals from all G20 countries to attend events such as, but not limited to, the Group of 20 and Group of 8 forums, to address the most pressing international issues dealt with by the G8 and G20. This mobilization and inclusion of youth in such discussions is thanks to the leadership of the G8 & G20 Youth Network, which is an international network of student organizations committed to promote international dialogue and cultural openness.

Labor 20

The Labour 20 (L20) are the elected representatives of trade unions from G20 countries, representing the voice of workers. They met formally for the first time in Cannes and are comprised of the General Secretaries and Presidents of G20 trade unions, charged with a responsibility to uphold the interests of working people.

For many years the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OCED have brought together labor leaders at G8 and G20 summits. Together those labor leaders have represented the interests of working people in discussions with world leaders at such events.