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The 2020 G20 Riyadh Summit Commitments

Identified by Brittaney Warren
November 22, 2020
N = 107

Issue area Number of commitments Percent of commitments
Health 14 13%
Crime and corruption 14 13%
Trade 10 9%
Macroeconomic policy 9 8%
Gender 8 7%
Development 7 7%
Labour and employment 6 6%
Financial regulation 6 6%
Environment 6 6%
Human rights 4 4%
Energy 4 4%
Climate change 3 3%
Food and agriculture 3 3%
Infrastructure 3 3%
Digital economy 3 3%
International taxation 3 3%
IFI reform 2 2%
Migration and refugees 1 1%
International cooperation 1 1%
Total 107 100%

Note: All commitments taken from the Leaders' Declaration, which was the only outcome document issued by the Riyadh Summit. Percentages rounded up.

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A. Rising to the Challenge Together

2020-1 We reiterate the commitments of our Extraordinary Summit on March 26 (international cooperation)
2020-2 [we] will continue to spare no efforts to…provide support with a special focus on the most vulnerable (health)
2020-3 [we] [will continue to spare no efforts to]…put our economies back on a path to restoring growth (macroeconomic policy)
2020-4 [we] [will continue to spare no efforts to]…protecting and creating jobs for all. (labour and employment)
2020-5 We remain determined to support all developing and least developed countries as they face the intertwined health, economic, and social effects of COVID-19, recognizing the specific challenges in Africa and small island developing states. (health)
2020-6 We will spare no effort to ensure their [vaccines] affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members' commitments to incentivize innovation. In this regard, we fully support all collaborative efforts, especially the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) initiative and its COVAX facility, and the voluntary licensing of intellectual property. (health)
2020-7 We commit to addressing the remaining global financing needs (financial regulation)
2020-8 We are determined to continue to use all available policy tools as long as required to safeguard people's lives (health)
2020-9 [We are determined to continue to use all available policy tools as long as required to safeguard]…jobs and incomes (labour and employment)
2020-10 [We are determined to continue to use all available policy tools as long as required to safeguard]…support the global economic recovery (macroeconomic policy)
2020-11 [We are determined to continue to use all available policy tools as long as required to safeguard]…enhance the resilience of the financial system, while safeguarding against downside risks. (financial regulation)
2020-12 We also reaffirm the exchange rate commitments made by our Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in March 2018. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-13 Recognizing that members are in different stages of responding to the crisis and that the global economic outlook continues to evolve, we endorse the October 2020 updates to the G20 Action Plan, which will ensure that we continue to promptly respond to the evolving health and economic situation and make the most of ongoing economic, social, environmental, technological and demographic changes. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-14 The G20 Action Plan is a living document, and we ask our Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to continue to regularly review, update, track implementation of, and report on it. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-15 We are committed to implementing the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) including its extension through June 2021, allowing DSSI-eligible countries to suspend official bilateral debt service payments. (development)
2020-16 We will continue to closely coordinate its ongoing implementation to provide maximum support to DSSI-eligible countries. (development)
2020-17 we endorse the "Common Framework for Debt Treatments beyond the DSSI" (development)

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B. Building a Resilient and Long-Lasting Recovery


2020-18 We commit to advancing global pandemic preparedness, prevention, detection, and response. (health)
2020-19 We reaffirm our commitment to full compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) (health)
2020-20 [We reaffirm our commitment to] … improving their [IHR] implementation, including through supporting capacities of countries in need (health)
2020-21 [We reaffirm our commitment to] the continued sharing of timely, transparent, and standardized data and information [IHR] (health)
2020-22 We emphasize the … need to strengthen [the WHO's] overall effectiveness, in coordinating and supporting the global response to the pandemic and the central efforts of Member States (health)
2020-23 We will continue tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonotic diseases based on the One-Health approach (health)
2020-24 [We will continue]…supporting and accelerating research and development (R&D) of new antimicrobials (health)
2020-25 [We will continue]…ensuring access to existing antimicrobials, while enhancing their prudent stewardship (health)
2020-26 [We will continue]…maintaining our efforts in tackling infectious and non-communicable diseases (health)

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Trade and Investment

2020-27 We strive to realize the goal of a free, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable, and stable trade and investment environment (trade)
2020-28 [We strive to]…keep our markets open. (trade)
2020-29 We will continue to work to ensure a level playing field to foster an enabling business environment. (trade)
2020-30 We endorse the G20 Actions to Support World Trade and Investment in Response to COVID-19. (trade)
2020-31 We recognize the need to increase the sustainability and resilience of national, regional, and global supply chains that foster the sustainable integration of developing and least developed countries into the trading system (trade)
2020-32 [We] share the objective of promoting inclusive economic growth including through increased participation of micro-, small-, medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in international trade and investment. (trade)

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International Financial Architecture

2020-33 We reiterate our commitment to ensure a stronger global financial safety net with a strong, quota-based, and adequately resourced IMF at its center. (IFI reform)
2020-34 We remain committed to revisiting the adequacy of quotas and will continue the process of IMF governance reform under the 16th general review of quotas, including a new quota formula as a guide, by 15 December 2023. (IFI reform)
2020-35 We call on the IMF to continue exploring additional tools that could serve its members' needs as the crisis evolves, drawing on relevant experiences from previous crises. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-36 We will strengthen long-term financial resilience and support growth, including through promoting sustainable capital flows and developing domestic capital markets. (macroeconomic policy)

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Transportation and Travel

2020-37 We commit to ensuring that global transportation routes and supply chains remain open, safe, and secure, and that any restrictive measures related to COVID-19, including for air and sea crews, are targeted, proportionate, transparent, temporary, and in accordance with obligations under international agreements. (trade)
2020-38 We will continue to explore concrete ways to facilitate the movement of people in a way that does not impede our efforts to protect public health. (trade)

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Infrastructure Investment

2020-39 We endorse the G20 Riyadh InfraTech Agenda, which promotes the use of technology in infrastructure, with the aim of improving investment decisions, enhancing value for money, and promoting quality infrastructure investments for the delivery of better social, economic and environmental outcomes. (infrastructure)
2020-40 We will advance the work related to the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment. (infrastructure)

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Financial Sector Issues

2020-41 We commit to the Financial Stability Board (FSB)'s principles underpinning the national and international responses to COVID-19, including the need to act consistently with international standards (financial regulation)
2020-42 [We]…ask the FSB to continue monitoring financial sector vulnerabilities, working on procyclicality and credit worthiness, and coordinating on regulatory and supervisory measures. (financial regulation)
2020-43 We endorse the G20 Roadmap to Enhance Cross-Border Payments. (financial regulation)
2020-44 We ask the FSB, in coordination with international organizations and standard-setting bodies, to monitor the progress, review the roadmap and annually report to the G20. (financial regulation)
2020-45 We support the Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT) policy responses detailed in FATF's paper on COVID-19 (crime and corruption)
2020-46 [We]…reaffirm our support for the FATF, as the global standard-setting body for preventing and combating money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing. (crime and corruption)
2020-47 We reiterate our strong commitment to tackle all sources, techniques and channels of these threats. (crime and corruption)
2020-48 We reaffirm our commitment to strengthening the FATF's Global Network of regional bodies, including by supporting their expertise in mutual evaluations (crime and corruption)

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Digital Economy

2020-49 We support fostering an open, fair, and non-discriminatory environment, and protecting and empowering consumers, while addressing the challenges related to privacy, data protection, intellectual property rights, and security. (digital economy)
2020-50 We will continue to promote multi-stakeholder discussions to advance innovation and a human-centered approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), taking note of the Examples of National Policies to Advance the G20 AI Principles. (digital economy)

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International Taxation

2020-51 We will continue our cooperation for a globally fair, sustainable, and modern international tax system. (international taxation)
2020-52 we remain committed to further progress on both pillars and urge the G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS to address the remaining issues with a view to reaching a global and consensus-based solution by mid-2021. (international taxation)
2020-53 We will continue our support to developing countries in strengthening their tax capacity to build sustainable tax revenue bases. (international taxation)

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2020-54 We will continue to lead by example in the global fight against corruption. (crime and corruption)
2020-55 We will continue to promote global integrity in response to the pandemic (crime and corruption)
2020-56 we endorse the G20 Call to Action on Corruption and COVID-19. (crime and corruption)
2020-57 We commit to taking and promoting a multi-stakeholder approach, including with international organizations, the civil society, the media, and the private sector, to preventing and combating corruption. (crime and corruption)
2020-58 We endorse the G20 Action on International Cooperation on Corruption and Economic Crimes, Offenders and the Recovery of Stolen Assets. (crime and corruption)
2020-59 [We endorse the]…G20 High-Level Principles for: the Development and Implementation of National Anti- Corruption Strategies (crime and corruption)
2020-60 [We endorse the]…Promoting Public Sector Integrity Through the Use of Information and Communications Technologies (crime and corruption)
2020-61 [We endorse the]…Promoting Integrity in Privatization and Public- Private Partnerships (crime and corruption)
2020-62 We will demonstrate concrete efforts by 2021 towards criminalizing foreign bribery and enforcing foreign bribery legislation in line with article 16 of UNCAC (crime and corruption)

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C. Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery that Tackles Inequalities

Sustainable Development

2020-63 We endorse the G20 Support to COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Developing Countries (health)
2020-64 [We endorse the]…G20 Guidelines on Quality Infrastructure for Regional Connectivity (infrastructure)
2020-65 [We endorse the]…the Financing for Sustainable Development Framework. (development)
2020-66 We remain resolved to play a leading role in contributing to the timely implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. (development)
2020-67 We are determined to support African countries in overcoming the crisis, including by exploring more sustainable financing options for growth in Africa. (development)
2020-68 We reiterate our continued support for the G20 Initiative on Supporting the Industrialization in Africa and LDCs, G20 Africa Partnership and the Compact with Africa, and other relevant initiatives. (development)
2020-69 We remain committed to addressing illicit financial flows. (crime and corruption)

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Access to Opportunities

2020-70 We will continue our efforts to reduce inequalities, reaffirming our previous commitments to promote inclusive growth. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-71 We endorse the G20 Menu of Policy Options to Enhance Access to Opportunities for All that can be leveraged to support the immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive recovery. (macroeconomic policy)
2020-72 We also endorse the G20 High-level Policy Guidelines on Digital Financial Inclusion for Youth, Women, and SMEs prepared by the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). (digital economy)

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2020-73 We support access to comprehensive, robust, and adaptive social protection for all, including those in the informal economy (labour and employment)
2020-74 [We]…endorse the use of the Policy Options for Adapting Social Protection to Reflect the Changing Patterns of Work (labour and employment)
2020-75 We will continue to support workers through training and reskilling policies. (labour and employment)
2020-76 We endorse the G20 Youth Roadmap 2025 in support of achieving the G20 Antalya Youth Goal to reduce the share of young people who are at most risk of being permanently left behind in the labor market by 15 percent by 2025. (labour and employment)
2020-77 We will continue our efforts to eradicate child labor (human rights)
2020-78 [We will continue our efforts to]…forced labor (human rights)
2020-79 [We will continue our efforts to]…human trafficking (human rights)
2020-80 [We will continue our efforts to]…modern slavery in the world of work. (human rights)

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Women's Empowerment

2020-81 As many women have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, we will work to ensure that the pandemic does not widen gender inequalities and undermine the progress made in recent decades. (gender)
2020-82 We will continue to promote gender equality (gender)
2020-83 [We will continue to]…combat stereotypes (gender)
2020-84 [We will continue to]…reduce pay gaps (gender)
2020-85 [We will continue to]…address the unequal distribution of unpaid work and care responsibilities between men and women. (gender)
2020-86 We will step up our efforts towards achieving the Brisbane Goal to reduce the gap in labor force participation between men and women by 25 percent by 2025 (gender)
2020-87 [We will step up our efforts towards]…improving the quality of women's employment (gender)
2020-88 We will take steps to remove the barriers to women's economic participation and entrepreneurship. (gender)

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2020-89 We will continue our efforts in collaboration with stakeholders, including the private sector, to facilitate the travel and tourism sector's recovery from the pandemic. (trade)
2020-90 We also endorse the G20 Guidelines for Action on Safe and Seamless Travel (trade)

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Migration and Forced Displacement

2020-91 We will continue the dialogue on the various dimensions of these issues in the G20. (migration and refugees)

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D. Ensuring a Sustainable Future

Environment, Energy, Climate

2020-92 As we recover from the pandemic, we are committed to safeguarding our planet and building a more environmentally sustainable and inclusive future for all people. (environment)
2020-93 We strengthen our resolve to conserve our marine and terrestrial environment in advance of the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). (environment)
2020-94 Building on existing initiatives, we share the ambition to achieve a 50 percent reduction of degraded land by 2040, on a voluntary basis. (environment)
2020-95 We reaffirm our commitment to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter, as articulated by the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision (environment)
2020-96 [We reaffirm our commitment to]…end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. (environment)
2020-97 We stress our continued resolve to ensure a stable and uninterrupted supply of energy to achieve economic growth as we respond to the challenges brought about by the pandemic. (energy)
2020-98 We endorse the G20 Initiative on Clean Cooking (energy)
2020-99 [We endorse the]…Energy Access and G20 Energy Security and Markets Stability Cooperation. (energy)
2020-100 We reaffirm our joint commitment on medium term rationalization and phasing-out of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, while providing targeted support for the poorest. (energy)
2020-101 We endorse the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Platform, with its 4Rs framework (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove), recognizing the key importance and ambition of reducing emissions, taking into account system efficiency and national circumstances. (climate change)
2020-102 In advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26 in Glasgow…we reiterate our support for tackling pressing environmental challenges, such as climate change…as we promote economic growth, energy security and access for all, and environmental protection. (climate change)
2020-103 In advance of the…UNCBD COP15 in Kunming…we reiterate our support for tackling pressing environmental challenges…such as biodiversity loss, [as we promote economic growth, energy security and access for all, and environmental protection.] (environment)
2020-104 Signatories to the Paris Agreement who confirmed at Osaka their determination to implement it, once again, reaffirm their commitment to its full implementation, reflecting common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances. (climate change)

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2020-105 We reaffirm our commitment to tackling the challenges in food security and nutrition…especially in light of the effects of the pandemic (food and agriculture)
2020-106 [We reaffirm our commitment to]…reinforcing the efficiency, resilience, and sustainability of food and agriculture supply-chains, [especially in light of the effects of the pandemic.] (food and agriculture)
2020-107 We endorse the G20 Riyadh Statement to Enhance Implementation of Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (food and agriculture)

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