For B20 Germany, the engagement in the B20 continues in the B20 Troika and as the contact point for German G20 officials. As such, B20 Germany was invited to several G20 Germany events in November 2017. On November 21, B20 Germany, together with the other G20 Engagement Part-ners, discussed the future of the G20 civil society dialogue with the German Chancellery. During an exchange on global health policy, B20 Germany, together with Civil20 (C20) and G20 repre-sentatives, debated the G20 results on health and the benefits of multisectoral cooperation. The inaugural meeting of the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue took place on November 27 and 28, 2017. B20 Germany is delighted that G20 Argentina will continue the Dialogue on Resource Effi-ciency. Trade continues to be one of the top issues of the G20. B20 Germany and B20 Argentina jointly issued information material on the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacities. B20 Germany and B20 Argentina also attended the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference. On this occasion, both partners presented several policy recommendations on the future of the WTO.
On December 1, 2017, Argentina took over the G20 Presidency. With its three focal areas "The Future of Work", "Infrastructure for Development", and "A Sustainable Food Future", G20 Argentina aims at "Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development." B20 Argentina is well under-way since B20 Germany handed over its presidency in Buenos Aires, November 1, 2017. B20 Argentina is currently establishing its taskforces. The deadline for the application process has just been extended to January 12, 2018.
This will be the last official newsletter of B20 Germany, which you can access here.
We would like to thank all of you, the B20 Germany members, for your engagement, enthusiasm, and continuous support. B20 Germany would not have been possible without you! We wish you a Happy New Year! See you in Argentina!