Each G20 Presidency includes the organization of ministerial meetings on each of the main focus areas of the forum.
These meetings are important opportunities to discuss and further develop issues of international relevance, thus building consensus around specific shared deliverables.
The ministerial meetings are organized independently from the Summit, where the Heads of State and Government endorse some of the key outcomes achieved by the Ministers.
Many events took place over the course of the year-long Italian Presidency, from institutional meetings (ministerial meetings and final Summit) to special events dedicated to the main issues of the global agenda, such as health, environmental sustainability, research and innovation, women’s empowerment and anti-corruption.
The intense schedule embraced a large part of the country, highlighting many of the extraordinary realities scattered throughout its territory.
The Summit of the G20 Heads of State and Government was held in Rome on October 30th and 31st, 2021. Participants included the Members of the G20, a few guest countries, and representatives from some of the major International and Regional Organizations.
Ministers of Economy and Finance attended the event as well.
The Summit was chaired by President of the Council of Ministers Mario Draghi.
The Tourism Ministers’ Meeting was held on the 4th of May in VTC.
It was chaired by Minister Massimo Garavaglia.
The Labour and Education Ministers’ Meetings was held in Catania on June 22nd and 23rd, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
They will be chaired, respectively, by Minister of Labour and Social Policies Andrea Orlando and Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi.
The Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting was held in Matera on June 29th. A joint session of Foreign and Development Ministers also took place during the same day.
Both meetings have been chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi di Maio.
An ad hoc session on Development followed on the same day.
The Development Ministers had an ad hoc session in Brindisi on the 30th of June.
The Ministerial event on humanitarian assistance was held in Brindisi on June 30th, co-organized with the World Food Programme.
The Economy and Finance Ministers’ Meeting was held in Venice on the 9th and 10th of July.
It will be chaired by Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and Governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco.
The Environment, Climate and Energy Ministers’ Meetings were held in Naples on the 22nd and 23rd of July.
They were chaired by Minister for the Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani.
The Culture Ministers’ Meetings was held in Rome on the 29th and 30th of July.
It was chaired by Minister Dario Franceschini.
The Digitalization and Research Ministers’ Meetings were held in Trieste on August 5th and 6th, with a “back-to-back” formula and a joint segment.
The Digitalization Ministerial was co-chaired by Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti and Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition Vittorio Colao. The Research Ministerial was chaired by Minister of University and Research Cristina Messa.
The Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Rome on the 5th and 6th of September.
It was chaired by Minister of Health Roberto Speranza.
The Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting was held in Florence on the 17th and 18th of September.
It was chaired by Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli.
On April 16 it took place an Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture to which also non-G20 Countries, OOII, civil society and farmers participated. During the Open Forum, it took place the Award Ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Sustainable Agriculture, funded by the Italian G20 Presidency.
The Trade Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Sorrento on October 12th.
It will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio.
The G20 Conference on Women’s Empowerment was held in Santa Margherita Ligure on August 26. This was the first time that the G20 hosted a specific event on gender equality.
The Conference was attended by Ministers for equal opportunities from the G20 Countries and guest Countries together with high level representatives from international organizations, business sector, academia, and civil society.
Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family Elena Bonetti chaired the meeting.