The first developing country to lead the grouping, which yields considerable influence on global economic and social policies, Indonesia is determined to leave an indelible stamp of its Presidency of G20
INDONESIA’S beautiful island of Bali is gearing up to welcome leaders from G20 members for the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit to take place on15th – 16th November 2022 at the island’s world-renowned tourism enclave of Nusa Dua.
Under the Indonesian Presidency, the G20 in 2022 will focus on the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. Indonesia’s presidency took a course from 1st December 2021 and will lead up to the summit in the fourth quarter of 2022. At the closing of Rome summit, the handover ceremony of the presidency was held in intimate handing-over of the G20 Presidency Gavel from Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
The 2022 G20 is important for Indonesia since it is the first time the country is hosting the forum. In addition, it is the first developing country to lead the grouping, which yields considerable influence on global economic and social policies.
Understanding the challenges and the need for collective action, Indonesia will focus on three main pillars for its G20 2022 Presidency namely: Global Health Architecture, Digital Economy Transformation, and Energy Transition as a comprehensive exit strategy to support global recovery. Besides establishing equitable vaccination programs, Indonesia’s G20 Presidency is expected to successfully accelerate digitalization and steer global policy coordination, particularly in terms of green financing. Through these pillars, Indonesia will continue to take the lead on ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development through MSMEs participation and digital economy. Simultanouesly it will also maintain the aspiration to continue to improve the collective capacity in securing the shared prosperity among nations, through various reform efforts in global taxation, stronger cooperation in fighting corruption, deepening of infrastructure financing, and pushing for a more democratic, and representative international cooperation.
G20 Side Events in Indonesia
G20 side events will be held in several areas to promote Indonesia’s cultural diversity, tourism, and investment potential. According to the plan, there will be 121 side events in several regions in Indonesia from December 2021 to November 2022 to stimulate the people’s economy and expedite national economic recovery. “The G20 side events must be a showcase of the positive image of Indonesia’s progress and culture,” as shared by Indonesia’s Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi.
During the G20 Presidency, Indonesia will raise the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, which reflects the spirit of collective recovery with the world. This spirit is reflected in the logo of the G20 Indonesia Presidency. With red-and-white color base, and the design that combines the silhouette of the gunungan and the kawung batik motif, the G20 Indonesia Presidency logo reveals the identity of Indonesia.
More About the G20
The G20 members represent over 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of international trade and 60 percent of the world population. The members of the G20 are:
■ Rep. of Korea
■ Saudi Arabia
|■ South Africa|
■ United Kingdom
■ United States
■ European Union
Spain is also invited as a permanent guest.