G20 and SDGs: Civil Society Evaluation of the Outcome of G20 Osaka Summit 2019

Venue Japanese American Association New York

 49 W, 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036 USA

 10:30am to Noon, Monday, July 15, 2019

 Japan Civil Society Platform for 2019 G20 Summit

Masaki Inaba (C20 Sherpa, Director of Joint Secretariat of the Platform) +81 90 1264 8110 / masaki.inaba@gmail.com
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Review the outcomes of G20 Osaka Summit 2019 in the context of SDGs, especially on Goal 4 (Education), 8 (Labor Rights), 10 (Inequality), 13 (Climate Change), 16 (Peace and Justice) and 17 (Patnership)
Evaluate the role of C20 and civil society involvement in the G20 process in the context of Target 16.7 ("Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels")
Dialogues between G20  and C20
Strengthen networks among CSOs

Tentative Agenda

1) Opening Remarks
2) Key Note Speech "The outcomes of G20 Osaka Summit in the context of SDGs” by Mr. Kotaro Katsuki, Director of Global Issues Cooperation Division, MoFA, Japan
3) Evaluation of the civil society on the Osaka Summit  Goal 4 (Education) / Goal 8 (Labor rights) / Goal 10 (Inequality) / Goal 13 (Climate Change) / Goal 16 (Peace and Justic - Participatory Decision Making) / Goal 17 (Partnership)
4) For the next G20/C20: How to continue and scale up civil society involvement in G20 Process
5) Closing Remarks

What is C20?

Civil 20 (C20) is one of the eight Engagement Groups of the G20. It is characterised as a specific space through which civil society organisations (CSOs) from different parts of the world can contribute in a structured and sustained manner to the G20, thus ensuring that world leaders listen not only to the voices representing the governmental and business sectors, but also to the proposals and demands of civil society as a whole. The objective of this Engagement Group is to generate spaces to discuss and build, policy papers to be presented to the G20 in order to influence its discussion, through transparent and inclusive processes.

Similarly to the G20, the C20 does not have a permanent structure, so it does not have a permanent secretariat, or central offices or officials. It also has a rotating presidency that changes annually. In recent years, the C20 adopted the division into specific Working Groups from which different topics are addressed in depth, and policy papers are prepared and then presented to the G20.

Bearing in mind that the G20 and the C20 are global spaces, both local and international organisations that wish to discuss issues on the global agenda with an impact on the G20 can participate in the C20.

The final result of all the C20 work is reflected in the final communiqué of the C20.

The C20 Summit in 2019 was held during 21-23 April in Tokyo, with more than 800 participants from 40 different countries.

See details here: https://civil-20.org/

What is C20 Policy Pack 2019?

Civil society groups prepared 11 different policy recommendations towards G20 Leaders' Summit, with "Communiqué - Fundamental transformation is needed to make the world more equal, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable -", and "Tokyo Declaration on Peace, Human Rights and Democratic Governance: Towards Improvement of Civic Space for the SDG 16+".

More than 400 civil society representatives discussed through online platform to form concrete policy recommendations, and the C20 Policy Pack was handed over to Japan's Prime Minister Shizo Abe, G20 Presidency in 2019 on 18 April.

Download the C20 Policy Pack 2019 here: https://civil-20.org/c20-policy-pack-2019-is-out-now/


Masaki Inaba
Managing Director, Japan Civil Society Network for SDGs
C20 Sherpa, Japan Local Coordinator of C20 Global Health Working Group
Marcela Browne
Fundación SES / Liga Iberoamericana de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil
International Coordinator of C20 Education Working Group
Kotaro Katsuki
Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Akira Kondo
Ghana Project Manager, ACE
C20 Labour, Business and Human Rights Working Group
Noriko Shibata
Senior Advocacy Advisor, World Vision Japan

Wanun Permpibul
Climate Watch Thailand

Namhla Mniki
Executive Director, African Monitor
Coordinating South Africa CSO Working Group on SDGs and Host of the South Africa Open SDG Club
Haifa Almugrin
Deputy Assistant Minister for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Saudi Arabia

Rahaf Al Sanosi
King Khalid Foundation

Martin Tsounkeu
C20 Steering Committee
General Representative, Africa Development Interchange Network – ADIN
Akira Kondo
Ghana Project Manager, ACE
C20 Labour, Business and Human Rights Working Group

*Special Invitation to Dialogue Session on the C20 Continuity*

The purpose of the session is to have a dialogue with the participation of civil society actors working on G20 advocacy and C20. The participants will be the members of C20 International Advisory Committee and Steering Committee, thematic working groups and wider civil society stakeholders interested in G20 and C20.

*Venue: Meeting Hall, Japanese American Association New York http://jaany.org/index.html
*Address: 49 W, 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036, USA
*Date & Time: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday July 15, 2019