About S20

The G20 engagement groups are representatives of different civil society stakeholders from the G20 states. They represent the scientific and research community, the private sector and trade unions, women and young people, and non-governmental organizations. They meet in tandem with the G20 and keep up a dialogue with policymakers.

Each engagement group is presided by organizations or individuals formally designated by the sherpa of the G20 president country.
An engagement group meets to discuss the important issues affecting its area of interest and drafts recommendations to the G20 to reflect its position. While these recommendations are non-binding, they are considered by the G20 for its discussions and negotiations, and contribute to the policymaking process.

S20 Engagement Group

The German presidency of the G20 in 2017 saw the creation of a new working group to include the scientific community in the G20 sphere.

The S20 discusses items of scientific importance relevant to the global agenda. During its first meeting, the S20 chose global health as the their topic for global discourse.

During the Argentine presidency of the G20, the S20 will be chaired by:

  • The National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (ANCEFN)
  • The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario

The S20 is an independent group. The Argentine government and/or the G20 do not control or necessarily endorse the material on the linked S20 website.