G20 Leaders’ Summit 2021
The Leaders' Summit is the climax of the G20 process. In addition to the Summit, ministerial meetings, Sherpa meetings (in charge of carrying out negotiations and building consensus among Leaders), working groups and special events are organized throughout the year. The Summit is the final stage, at Leaders’ level, of the intense work carried out within these various groups throughout the year.
Within the three pillars of the 2021 G20, the forum aims to take the lead in ensuring a swift international response to the COVID-19 pandemic – able to provide equitable, worldwide access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines – while building up resilience to future health-related shocks.
The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
This description was excerpted from sdg.iisd.org.