Germany took over the presidency of the G20 on 1 December 2016 and the G20 Summit in Hamburg took place on 7 and 8 July 2017. The group has met annually at Head of State and Government level since 2008.
The G20 comprises 19 countries plus the EU. These countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US).
International organisations also participate in the G20 summits including, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN).
The G20 heads of state and government traditionally focus on issues concerning global economic growth, international trade and financial market regulation.
A brochure was released about the G20 and includes forewards by Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz.
Following the meetings, the G20 leaders issued a joint declaration G20 Leaders´ Declaration:
Shaping an interconnected world, which can be found at
Other related documents can be found at
In a press stament released on 8 July, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke about subjects covered at the G20 meeting including counter-terrorism, modern slavery, and climate change. Read the full speech at