Vice President Gabriela Michetti reached an agreement with the Queen Letizia of Spain to organize a meeting of female leaders during the 2018 G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Yesterday’s meeting took place in Mexico City during a global summit of leaders against cancer.
The women’s meeting will take place in the context of the G20 summit, an opportunity that the government called “outstanding recognition” that is a “cause for pride” because the G20 is the world’s “main forum for international economic and financial coordination.” The government will prioritize working groups on Energy Sustainability, Development (whose main goal is implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), and Employment.
“The G-20 also deals with trade as a driving force of the global economy, working to strengthening the multilateral trade system with the World Trade Organization (WTO). Likewise, it works on the relation and complementarity of Regional Trade Agreements with the WTO system, the increase in global trade, and the integration of SMEs and lower-income countries into global value chains,” the government stated.
But first, the government will likely have to deal with a great deal of logistical and security issues. President Macri has formed an organization to ensure that Argentina avoids the domestic disruptions and chaos of Hamburg in 2017’s summit.