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Russia's G20 Summit: St Petersburg 2013

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch, with guest editor Marina Larionova
Published by Newsdesk Media Group and the G20 Research Group, 2013

For a downloadable electronic version, click here.

Introductions and leaders' perspectives

An address on the occasion of the G20 leaders' summit in St Petersburg
Vladimir Putin, president, Russian Federation
The G20: a key forum to promote growth
Enrique Peña Nieto, president, Mexico
Turkey and the G20 St Petersburg Summit
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister, Turkey
South Africa and the G20: hopes for the St Petersburg Summit
Jacob Zuma, president, South Africa
G20: the challenge of effectiveness
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia
Improving global confidence and supporting the global recovery
José Manuel Barroso, president, European Commission and Herman Van Rompuy, president, European Council
Promoting sustainable and inclusive growth: the view from Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev, president, Kazakhstan

Special feature: From Los Cabos to St Petersburg: ensuring strong, sustainable, and balanced growth
Stephen Harper, prime minister, Canada

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Editor's introduction

A summit of substantial success: prospects for St Petersburg 2013
John Kirton, co-director, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto

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Spotlight on Russia

Russia's perspective on G20 summitry
Ksenia Yudaeva, Russian G20 sherpa, head of the Russian Presidential Experts Directorate
The B20's contribution to G20 governance
Alexander Shokhin, president, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; chair, B20 2013
Civil 20's contribution to G20 governance
Alena Peryshkina, director, AIDS Infoshare and co-chair, G8/G20 Russian NGOs Working Group
Trade as a driver for the next wave of global economic growth
Alexey Mordashov, chair, B20 Task Force on Trade as a Growth Driver
The contribution of young entrepreneurship to employment
Victor Sedov, chair, G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance 2013-14, and president, Center for Entrepreneurship, Russia; Jeremy Liddle, chief entrepreneur officer, Enterprise Network for Young Australians, and president, G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit, Australia; Igor Maksimtsev, professor, rector, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, and chair, Board of Trustees, Foundation "Institute for Applied Research in Facility Management"; and Archdeacon Andrey Kuraev, professor, Moscow Theological Academy, Moscow State University, and member, Board of Trustees, Foundation "Institute for Applied Research in Facility Management"
Business and government: joining forces against corruption
Andrei Bougrov, chair, B20 Taskforce on Transparency and Anti-corruption and Brook Horowitz, coordinator, B20 Taskforce on Transparency and Anti-corruption
Strengthening energy infrastructure
Victoria V Panova, professor, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
St Petersburg welcomes the G20 and the world
Georgy Poltavchenko, governor, St Petersburg

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Strong, sustainable and balanced growth

Economic reform for good economic governance
Angel Gurría, secretary general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
America's economic prospects, challenges and opportunities
Robert Fauver, former G7/G8 sherpa for the United States
The European Union at the G20: challenged by growth
Paola Subacchi, research director, international economics, Chatham House
The evolution of Japan's economy: charting a new path
Naoki Tanaka, president, Center for International Public Policy Studies
The changing nature of China's economy
Yu Yongding, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Breaking the link between bank and government debt
Paolo Savona, emeritus professor of political economy and chair, Italian Deposit Guarantee Fund
Monetary policy: contributions and challenges
Yang Li, director, Centre for G20 Studies, Shanghai International Studies University
The G20, the financial crisis and the rediscovery of 'macro'
Andrew Baker, Queen's University Belfast
Moving the Mutual Assessment Process forward
Stephen Pickford, senior research fellow, international economics, Chatham House

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Jobs and employment

Tackling the global jobs crisis and boosting recovery
Guy Ryder, director general, International Labour Organization
The economic benefits of education and human capital
Harry Anthony Patrinos and Kaavya Ashok Krishna, World Bank Group
Strengthening G20 social policy
Caroline Bracht and Julia Kulik, senior researchers, G20 Research Group

Strengthening financial regulation

Solving SIFIs, regulatory regimes and shadow banking
Lida Preyma, director, Capital Markets Research, G20 Research Group
Dealing with derivatives
Chiara Oldani, lecturer in economics, University of Viterbo 'La Tuscia'

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Financing for investment

Improving foreign direct investment regimes for growth
Supachai Panitchpakdi, secretary general, UNCTAD
Realising the potential of the multilateral development banks
Johannes F Linn, non-resident senior fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Unlocking private financing for infrastructure
Hans-Paul Bürkner, co-chair, B20 Task Force on Investments and Infrastructure

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Enhancing multilateral trade

The contribution of customs to strengthening trade
Kunio Mikuriya, secretary general, World Customs Organization
Strengthening trade through tourism
Taleb Rifai, secretary general, United Nations World Tourism Organization
A call for international collaboration in the fight against cybercrime
John Lyons, chief executive, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
Preferential trade agreements: using their proliferation as an opportunity
Enrique Rueda-Sabater and Sergei Perapechka, B20 Task Force on Trade as a Growth Driver

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International financial architecture

To end poverty, the world needs private-sector investment
Jim Yong Kim, president, World Bank Group
Reforming the International Monetary Fund
Domenico Lombardi, director, Global Economy programme, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Strengthening financial regulation: the Financial Stability Board's role
Zhu Jiejin, professor, Shanghai International Studies University

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Development for all

Asia's challenges and the G20: unlocking cooperation
Takehiko Nakao, president, Asian Development Bank
Africa can give the world the economic pulse it needs
Donald Kaberuka, president, African Development Bank
India and global development: understanding the dynamic
Yoginder K Alagh, former minister of power, planning, science and technology, India, and chancellor, Central University of Gujarat
Higher productivity: Latin America's biggest challenge
Enrique García, President and CEO, CAF — development bank of Latin America

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Energy and environmental sustainability

Global energy security: the opportunities and challenges
Maria van der Hoeven, executive director, International Energy Agency
The challenges of transition to a green economy
Achim Steiner, UN under-secretary general and executive director, United Nations Environment Programme
Building biodiversity: intergenerational challenges
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, executive secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Mitigating emissions: the aviation industry responds
Raymond Benjamin, secretary general, International Civil Aviation Organization
Protecting the marine environment
Koji Sekimizu, secretary general, International Maritime Organization

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Agriculture, food, nutrition and health

Comprehensive rural development for food security — the role of the G20
Kanayo F Nwanze, president, International Fund for Agricultural Development
The hunger thread
Ertharin Cousin, executive director, United Nations World Food Programme
Tackling tuberculosis and malaria
Joy D Fitzgibbon, Global Health Diplomacy Program, University of Toronto

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Corruption and tax avoidance

Transparency starts at the border: promoting proven security tools
Ronald K Noble, secretary general, INTERPOL
Forwarding tax fairness
Dries Lesage, professor of globalisation and global governance, Ghent Institute for International Studies, Ghent University

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Australia's vision for G20 summitry
Mike Callaghan, director, G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute for International Policy
G20: reaching out to the United Nations and the global community
Russell Trood, professor of international relations, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University; president, United Nations Association of Australia
Relating G20 governance to the G8
Andrew F Cooper, professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science, and director, Centre for Studies on Rapid Global Change, University of Waterloo
The BRICS group as a crucial locomotive of G20 development
Vadim B Lukov, BRICS sous-sherpa and coordinator for G20 affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Improving accountability in G20 governance
Ella Kokotsis, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
Keeping promises: how big a difference has G20 summitry made?
Ava-Dayna Sefa, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
Leaders' profiles

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