Will war or major event drown out the importance and news coverage of the G20 Summit?
WHEN: G20 Summit on September 5-6, 2013
WHERE: St. Petersburg, Russia
“Several contentious topics have already plagued the summit, namely the Snowden asylum and Russia’s firm objection to US-European action in Syria. Both these issues have raised concerns, with US President Obama going so far as to cancel a private meeting with Putin, citing Russia’s protection of Snowden as the reason.
Despite these political clashes of interest, the G20 goes ahead as planned to discuss largely unrelated topics relating to resources and trade. Particularly important issues for this year’s G20 include infrastructure development, global trade and fossil fuel strategies.
G20 is the leading economic cooperation forum, with heads of state from the world’s 20 largest economies.” – http://www.zapaday.com/event/462724/0/Tensions+high+among+members+as+Russia+holds+G20+summit.html
“Russia proposed focusing its G20 presidency agenda on two main tasks: achieving balanced growth and job creation. Throughout our presidency, G20 experts have been assessing key global risks for sustainable growth and have developed policy actions to mitigate these challenges.
To this end, at the G20 Summit on September 5-6, 2013, the St. Petersburg Action Plan for Growth and Jobs is to be approved by the leaders. An updated report on the imbalances in the G20 economies, as well as a review of the progress on previous G20 commitments, will also be discussed.” – the St. Petersburg Action Plan