Civil 20 Demands G20 Leaders to Act against COVID-19 and War Crisis
Civil 20 (C20) under the G20 Indonesia Presidency has officially started on 7-8 March 2022 with a public event held in a hybrid format live and virtually from Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia. "The theme of the kick-off meeting is C20 Indonesia: Listening to the World" which aims to emphasize the demands of the C20 on G20 leaders in listening to the needs of civil society around the world and developing more inclusive and adaptive policies after the COVID-19 pandemic, said Ah Maftuchan, Sherpa C20 Presidency of Indonesia.
C20 not only represents the voice of civil society in the G20 countries, but also globally, including in the southern hemisphere. "Given Indonesia's commitment to this year's G20 on collaboration and cooperation as the key to produce solutions to combat many of the world's problems, C20 believes that the goal of "Recover Stronger, Recover Together" can only be achieved if this collaboration involves the participation of countries that share the same vision. to bounce back from the pandemic era evenly, together with input and collaboration with civil society," said Sugeng Bahagijo, Chair of the Indonesian Presidential C20.
The event brought together more than 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world and introduced its seven thematic groups namely (i) Vaccine Access and Global Health, (ii) Gender Equality, (iii) Taxation and Sustainable Finance, (iv) Environment, Justice Climate and Energy Transition, (v) SDGs and Humanity, (vi) Education, Digitization, and Citizenship Space, and (vii) Anti-Corruption.
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C20 is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20.
It provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around the world to bring forth the political dialogue with the G20. The Civil 20 process involves a wide variety of organizations and networks far beyond the G20 countries and it is structured around the C20 Guiding Principles.
The C20 is organized in thematic Working Groups with two co-facilitators, one from the host country and one from the international civil society.
How C20 Works
This year under Indonesia's G20 presidency, C20 is committed to advocating evidence-based policy recommendations. Our priority issues are laid upon urgent global calls on solving social-economic matters that touch people's day-to-day lives, which includes the well-being of migrant workers & vulnerable groups, covid-19 vaccine access, women empowerment, and the energy transitions.
We conduct consultation with national and international CSOs to structure the priority agenda. Furthermore, we hold dialogues and perform collaborative works with G20 Sherpas, G20 Working Groups, G20 Engagement Groups along with other key actors to fight for civil voices and aspirations in the G20 Leaders Summit.
The C20 advocacy generates C20 Policy Pack and C20 Communique, which contained the policy recommendations that will be launched at the C20 Summit in October 2022.