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G20 Trade Ministers Meeting Press Release

G20 Trade Ministers Meeting will be conducted in Istanbul on October 6, 2015, within the framework of Turkey’s G20 Term Presidency, assumed by Turkey for a one year period as of December 1, 2014. Within the framework of its importance for economic growth and sustainable development, trade has been one of the priority areas of Turkish G20 Presidency. Therefore, Turkey, after Mexico and Australia, has been the third country that organized G20 Trade Ministers Meeting. Representatives of the G20 members and guests from Azerbaijan, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia as the 2015 Chair of ASEAN, Senegal representing NEPAD, and Kenya as the host of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference, as well as the representatives of World Bank Group, IMF, OECD and the WTO will attend the Meeting. Minister of Economy H.E. Nihat Zeybekci will announce the results of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting with a Press Conference, together with the Trade...

G20 Energy Ministers agreed on Inclusive Energy Collaboration and G20 Energy Access ​Action Plan in their first ever meeting in Istanbul

G20 Energy Ministers agreed on Inclusive Energy Collaboration and G20 Energy Access ​Action Plan in their first ever meeting in Istanbul

Press Release Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering On the G20 Energy Principles and High Level Conference on Energy Access in Sub Saharan Africa 1-2 October 2015 The first G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in the history of the G20 was organized on 2 October 2015 in Istanbul. H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey addressed the meeting during the opening session. Following this address, H.E. Ali Rıza Alaboyun, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources delivered welcoming remarks. A working breakfast was also held before the meeting with the participation of G20 Energy Ministers and the Business 20 (B20) Energy Dialogue Platform. During the meeting, G20 Energy Ministers focused on inclusive energy collaboration on the basis of the G20 Energy Principles agreed last year in Brisbane. Discussions focused on addressing the energy challenges of today and those of the future. In line with Turkey´s G20 Presidency´s overall priorities...

Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Energy Principles

Press Release Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources G20 Energy Ministers Meeting “Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Energy Principles” 2 October 2015 The first G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in the history of the G20 will be organized under the Turkish Presidency on 2 October 2015 in Istanbul. The event will begin with a meeting of G20 Energy Ministers and the Business 20 (B20) Energy Dialogue Platform. H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey will address this joint G20-B20 meeting at 10.15 am. Following this address, H.E. Ali Rıza Alaboyun, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources will deliver welcoming remarks. During their meetings, G20 Energy Ministers will discuss the energy challenges of today and the future, focusing on inclusive energy collaboration on the basis of the G20 Energy Principles agreed last year in Brisbane. In line with Turkey´s G20 Presidency´s overall priorities of...

High Level Conference on Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press Release Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources High Level Conference on Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa 1 October 2015 A “High Level Conference on Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa” will be held in Istanbul (The Grand Tarabya Hotel) on 1 October 2015 under the G20 Turkish Presidency. In line with the Turkish Presidency´s Three I´s agenda: Inclusiveness, Investment and Implementation, access to energy for all has been an important priority of the Turkish G20 Presidency this year. To help address this global challenge, G20 Energy Ministers, Energy Ministers from Sub-Saharan African countries, representatives from international and regional energy organizations, private sector companies engaged in Sub-Saharan Africa and financial institutions will take part in the High Level Conference. A Business Forum will take place on the morning of the Conference focusing on energy investment and concrete projects in the region. Globally over 1.1 billion people live...

G20 Ministers of Tourism discuss how tourism can create more and better jobs

G20 Ministers of Tourism discuss how tourism can create more and better jobs

G20 Tourism Ministers (T.20) met in Antalya on 30 September 2015. The meeting was chaired by the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Yalçın Topçu. Ministers from G20 members and guest countries as well as principals of the European Commission (EC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) met in Antalya, on September 30, 2015. The meeting focused on the capacity of tourism to promote more and better jobs, in particular for women and youth as a means to reduce inequalities at national and international level and promote inclusive and robust growth. Tourism accounts for almost 10% of the world’s GDP, 6% of global trade and one in eleven jobs in the world. The sector is one of the most dynamic and...

G20’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS

High-Level Side Event on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 Hosted by G20 Turkish Presidency in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) G20’s CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGs  Co-chaired by H.E. Cevdet Yılmaz, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey H.E. Helen Clark, Administrator of the UNDP  Friday, 25 September 2015 16:30-18:00 Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York This high-level side event aims to discuss the G20’s contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The G20 is well placed to contribute, given that it represents two thirds of the world’s population, 75% of global trade and 85% of the global GDP and is also home to around half the world’s poor. G20 can build on its existing development agenda to bring together the private sector, civil society and development partners to help deliver on the ambition of the SDGs. Side Event...

Press Release on Media Accreditation for G20 Leaders Summit

15-16 November, 2015 Belek, ANTALYA GENERAL INFORMATION G20 Leaders Summit will be held on 15-16 November, 2015 in Belek, Antalya. MEDIA ACCREDITATION Members of media who wish to cover the meeting have to fill the application form and upload the below mentioned documents online via http://g20.org.tr under “INFO FOR MEDIA” section starting from 21 September 2015. The deadline for the media accreditation is 21 October 2015. Members of the national press should fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. (Media members without the official press card should apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization and a copy of their official ID cards.) Resident members of the foreign press in Turkey should fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. Members of the foreign press coming from abroad should fill in the...

G20 TRADE MINISTERS MEETING PRESS RELEASE

G20 TRADE MINISTERS MEETING 5-6 OCTOBER 2015 ISTANBUL GENERAL INFORMATION The G20 Trade Ministers Meeting will be held on 5-6 October 2015 in Istanbul, at the Conrad Hotel. ACCREDITATION Members of press who wish to cover the meeting should fill in the application form and submit the documents listed below online via: http://g20.org.tr/g20press/?event=32 The applications start on 16 September 2015, 9 a.m. and the deadline is 30 September 2015, 5 p.m. (local time)  a) Members of the National Press should fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. (Media members without press card should apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization and a copy of their official ID cards.) b) Resident Members of the International Press in Turkey should fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. c) Members of the International...

G20 ENERGY MINISTERS MEETING PRESS RELEASE

G20 ENERGY MINISTERS MEETING 1-2 OCTOBER 2015 ISTANBUL GENERAL INFORMATION The G20 Energy Ministers Meeting will be held on 1-2 October, 2015 in Istanbul, at the Grand Tarabya Hotel.  ACCREDITATION Members of press who wish to cover the meeting should fill in the application form and submit the documents listed below online via: http://g20.org.tr/g20press/?event=33 The applications start on 14 September 2015, 9 a.m. and the deadline is 28 September 2015, 5 p.m. (local time)  a) Members of the National Press should fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. (Media members without press card have to apply with a letter of authorization from their media organization and a copy of their official ID cards.) b) Resident Members of the International Press in Turkey have to fill in the accreditation form and attach a copy of their press card and a photo. c) Members...

The Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting under the Turkish Presidency Concluded in Ankara

The Third G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting under the Turkish Presidency Concluded in Ankara

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors convened for the third time under the Turkish Presidency in Ankara on 4-5 September 2015. The meeting was attended by the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G20 members, invited countries, and the heads and senior representatives of the relevant international organizations. This meeting provided an important and timely opportunity to make a comprehensive evaluation of the progress on the agenda and Finance Track deliverables to be submitted to G20 Leaders at the Antalya Summit, and discuss actions required to achieve G20’s ambitions for this year. G20 Ministers and Governors exchanged views on the recent global economic developments, challenges and collective measures to address them. They also reviewed the progress in monitoring and adjustment of G20 growth strategies and evaluated the way forward for G20 investment strategies. Ministers and Governors continued their meeting with the international financial architecture issues, financial...