Assuming Responsibility

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The G20 states have a particular responsibility to assume a leading role in shaping future global development. In many political and social areas stable solutions will only work out if they are developed and supported on an international level.

This applies, for example, to the situation of refugees and migrants, to the fight against terrorism, corruption and money laundering, the improvement of global food security, and the creation of future perspectives for the African continent. The participating countries of the G20 summit will be discussing how to use their particular role in the international community to initiate and advance solutions.

The world is coming closer and closer together. Consequently, global sustainable growth is a challenge that concerns each and everybody. Nevertheless, the G20 states have a very special responsibility to confront this process and to advance solutions for the most urgent challenges of the future. Their economic power and political influence supply them with considerable weight in the international community, and assign them a crucial part in the future development of the world. They are the source of many hazardous developments, but also of many opportunities to initiate sustainable development.

The G20 states have pledged to assume the responsibility resulting from their economic strength and political impact. This entails closer reflection on the consequences and ramifications which their economic and political conduct has for the rest of the world. Further, this also entails that political solutions will have to be pursued across national borders, in cooperation and in partnership.

Special focus will be placed on the following topics:

  • Addressing displacement and migration
  • Intensifying the partnership with Africa
  • Combating terrorism
  • Fighting corruption
  • Improving agriculture and food security

The participants of Youth 20 Dialogue will work with the topics of this area and will jointly identify a common position. The results will be presented at the end of the youth summit to Chancellor Angela Merkel and to Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.