|Group of Twenty|
• the European Union
• Saudi Arabia
• South Africa
• South Korea
|Forum for 20 biggest economies in the world|
The G-20 (or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union (EU). Founded in 1999 with the aim to discuss policy pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, the G20 has expanded its agenda since 2008 and heads of government or heads of state, as well as finance ministers and foreign ministers, have periodically conferred at summits ever since. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organisation.
Membership of the G20 consists of 19 individual countries plus the European Union: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
A group to "bring together systemically important industrialised and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy."
|Document:How I Got Arrested and Abused at the G20 in Toronto||Facebook page||29 June 2010||Tommy Taylor||Toronto resident Tommy Taylor's extraordinary account of being arrested and caged at the G20 for 23 hours after joined in when a group of peaceful protesters sang "Give Peace a Chance". It is recommended for anyone trying to understand the nature of the police-state societies that are evolving across much of the western world.|