B20 & S20 JOINT STATEMENT ON DIGITALIZATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

B20 & S20 JOINT STATEMENT ON DIGITALIZATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

29 April 2020

As the world tries to find effective solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technologies to support their communities and citizens. The B20 and S20 call on the G20 Leaders to act on a list of short-term and medium-term priorities for a swift and globally coordinated response on a number of important policy issues across the entire spectrum of the digital domain.

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Global Business and Health Leaders to Assess What the World Will Look Like After the COVID-19 Crisis

B20 Saudi Arabia Convenes Global Business and Health Leaders to Assess What the World Will Look Like After the COVID-19 Crisis

22 April 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia hosted a virtual plenary session entitled “Reviving Business for a New Normal”. The event featured three panel discussions with prominent business and public health leaders from the WHO, ICC, Bayer, Enel and Case Foundation. Mr. Yousef Al-Benyan, Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia kicked off the plenary attended by more than 600 participants from across the world.

Statement on Finance and Trade

Statement on Finance and Trade

14 April 2020

COVID-19 has hurt the global economy by squeezing both supply and demand, causing an immediate shock to cash flows of businesses. The B20 urges the G20 to develop an action plan to tackle the unfolding economic crisis keeping an eye on unintended consequences. The B20 proposes a set of pragmatic recommendations to the Finance Ministers, the Central Bank Governors, and the Trade and Investment Ministers of the G20 to commit to and include in their Action Plan.

Joint Statement on Employment, Skills & Women by B20, L20 and W20

Joint Statement on Employment, Skills & Women by B20, L20 and W20

5 April 2020

B20, L20 and W20 welcome the commitment of the G20 Leaders made at the Extraordinary Summit on 26 March and call for urgent and coordinated efforts by the G20 to contain the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the workforce. There is an urgent need for the G20 to take coordinated and gender-sensitive response to an unprecedented global health, social and economic crisis, even while governments enact national measures.

B20 Saudi Arabia welcomes the G20 Leaders’ commitment to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

B20 Saudi Arabia welcomes the G20 Leaders’ commitment to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

27 March 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia welcomes the statement on the need for global coordination to respond to the impact of COVID-19, announced at the end of the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit. We commend the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in particular The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for organizing the meeting at this critical juncture and address this devastating pandemic.

Open letter to G20 Heads of State and Government by B20 Saudi Arabia, ICC and WHO

Open letter to G20 Heads of State and Government by B20 Saudi Arabia, ICC and WHO

23 March 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), wrote an open letter to G20 Heads of State and Government appealing for coordinated action by G20 leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - an unprecedented health and economic crisis.

B20 Saudi Arabia announces long-term initiative to address Covid-19 and similar pandemics

B20 Saudi Arabia announces long-term initiative to address Covid-19 and similar pandemics

19 March 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global business community has been both disruptive and far reaching. B20 Saudi Arabia has launched a unique initiative to address the current issue at hand alongside preparing for future crises with similar or even more devastating impact on the business and financial markets.

B20 Saudi Arabia opens official dialogue for the G20 business community

B20 Saudi Arabia opens official dialogue for the G20 business community

16 January 2020

The Business 20 (B20) Saudi Arabia, the official business voice of the G20 member states, met today for the first time since the Kingdom assumed presidency of the G20 and B20. The three-day thought-leadership event, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, brought together more than 500 industry leaders and introduced B20 Saudi Arabia’s priority topics and its unique signature theme – ‘Women in Business’.

Saudi Arabia gears up to kick-start B20 (Business 20) – 2020

Saudi Arabia gears up to kick-start B20 (Business 20) – 2020

13 January 2020

B20 Saudi Arabia will host the Inception Event from 15-17 January 2020 in Riyadh. The event will officially commence policy discussions and engagements on B20 priorities and cross themes aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 300 business leaders from across the globe are expected to attend the event.