World economy leaders meet again in Buenos Aires

The Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors takes place this weekend at the Buenos Aires Convention and Exhibition Centre (CEC). The future of work and infrastructure are among the main issues on the agenda. 

World economy leaders are meeting again in Buenos Aires on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July for the Third G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

Held in the Buenos Aires Convention & Exhibition Centre (CEC), the meeting brings together over 55 heads of delegation, including ministers and central bank governors from G20 member countries, as well as representatives from international organizations. The list of guests includes International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde; World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim; and Secretary General of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development, José Ángel Gurría.

The ministerial meeting takes place directly after Fourth Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July at the same venue. The ministerial meeting agenda includes sessions on the future of work and infrastructure for development, two of the priorities of the Argentine G20 presidency. Risks and opportunities in the global economy, the international tax system and financial inclusion will be also on the discussion table.

As regards the future of work, delegates will make final adjustments to a set of public policies designed to maximize the benefits and overcome the challenges posed by technological transitions. Ensuring a gender perspective, the document will focus on policies relating to productivity, workers and transitions, tax systems and data.

On Sunday at 4 pm, once the closed door sessions are over, the Argentine G20 presidency will give a press conference to brief on the meeting’s main conclusions. A communiqué will also be issued on the highlights of the meeting that will help make up the recommendations submitted at the Leaders’ Summit.

Two more finance ministerial meetings are scheduled before the Leaders’ Summit: the fourth ministerial takes place on 11 and 12 October in Bali, Indonesia, and the fifth and final on 29 November in Buenos Aires, just before the Summit.