G20 leaders will meet in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will represent the EU at the summit, which will be hosted by Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.
The 2018 summit will mark the 10th anniversary of the first G20 summit, which took place in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis.
At the summit, the EU will make a strong case for multilateralism and rules-based trade. The summit will also be an opportunity to develop a positive program of action in the commercial field and to defuse trade tensions.
The EU will also work to ensure that G20 leaders reaffirm their political support for the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to improve its effectiveness and functioning (through strengthened measures, rule-making, transparency, negotiation and dispute settlement).
Leaders will also consider issues related to the following areas:
- the future of work
- women’s empowerment
- the taxation of the digital economy
Global challenges are also on the agenda. Leaders will look into the fight against climate change and the implementation of the Paris agreement, ahead of the COP24 meeting next month. They will also discuss sustainable development, including the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.