Stewart M. Patrick

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Five Things to Know About the G20

by Stewart M. Patrick
February 15, 2012


As Mexico prepares to welcome the first meeting of G20 foreign ministers this weekend, the Internationalist highlights five things to know about the world’s steering body for global financial cooperation–the Group of Twenty (G20). Watch below to find out how the G20 saved the world from a debilitating 1930s-style depression, how the G20 has breathed new life into a global financial watchdog, and learn about the continuing debate on the scope of its mission. Check it out for those answers and two other lessons, and post your bet on the G20’s future.

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  • Posted by Eric Majola

    In my opinion should the G20 try to tackle political issues ,e.g Iran many would argue that
    this might undermine the role of the UN . I have no doubt that the G20 would excel where the UN falls short .. But I think the G20 has been most effective where economic /humanitarian issues are concerned . The political side could handicap such effectiveness and draw much criticism .. Very informative video Stewart .

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