G-20 Cannes Summit [fr]



Statements

- G20 Cannes Summit: declarations and reports


- Cannes Summit final declaration - Cannes, Friday, November 4, 2011

- G20 Leaders Summit : final communiqué - Cannes, Friday, November 4, 2011

- Joint Press Conference by N. Sarkozy and B. Obama
G20 Summit
Cannes, Thursday, 3 November 2011
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France’s expectations for the Cannes summit

The G20 Heads of State and Government will meet in Cannes on 3 and 4 November at a time when the global economy is facing sovereign debt crises, upheavals on the fi nancial markets and renewed
uncertainty regarding the strength of the global economy.

In Cannes, the G20 countries must show their determination to act to stimulate economic growth and better regulate globalization.

ACTING TO STIMULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH

The coordination of economic policies, which has been at the heart of G20 action since its creation,
is vital in order to provide an effective response to the unprecedented crisis which the world has
been dealing with since 2008 and to return to strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
The Cannes Summit must allow the G20 to show that it can meet its responsibilities and live up to
the expectations of its citizens.
To do this, the most specifi c and concrete commitments as possible must be obtained from
G20 Members:

  • To address immediate vulnerabilities in the short term by adopting coordinated economic
    policies to support the economic recovery and consolidate public fi nances, while taking
    into account each member’s specifi c situation and room for manoeuvre;
  • To take all measures necessary to preserve stable fi nancing of the economy;
  • To implement structural reforms to stimulate job and growth potential. Furthermore,
    efforts can be made to make foreign exchange regimes more fl exible in countries with relatively
    infl exible exchange rates, but also as regards rebalancing global demand by stimulating private
    consumption in countries which have current account surpluses.

The G20 must also reiterate its commitment to:

  • Resisting protectionism;
  • Encouraging the development of the poorest countries.

REGULATING GLOBALIZATION

Providing support for the major upheavals in the global economy and the resulting imbalances is
at the core of our agenda for 2011. It is thus essential that in Cannes we demonstrate our readiness
and ability to make progress towards:

  • A stronger international monetary system which is more representative of the global
    economy; by reducing the volatility and long-standing misalignment of currencies, by
    encouraging stable capital fl ows in the interests of growth and by supporting the development
    of emerging countries;
  • A better-regulated fi nancial sector, in order to strengthen the protection of citizens and
    the real economy against risks. To do this, it is important to ensure that the G20’s decisions as
    regards the banking sector are correctly implemented, but also to better regulate non-banking
    entities and activities which can also cause systemic risk (“shadow banking”)
  • Raising moral standards of capitalism through shared norms to be effectively applied
    on a global scale in order to fi ght corruption, money laundering and tax havens;
  • Food security via a sustainable increase in global agricultural production and more
    transparent, better-regulated commodity markets;
  • A more equal distribution of global growth by fostering development in the poorest
    countries, in particular by supporting infrastructure development and establishing innovative
    means of fi nancing;
  • Better awareness of the social dimension of globalization to support employment and
    protect the most vulnerable people;
  • More effective and legitimate global governance.

Press kit

G20 summit : press kit

Indicative program (subject to change)

WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2011 - Elysée Palace and Cannes


:: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting between the President of the French Republic and “Business
20” – B20 representatives (Elysée Palace)

:: 10:30 a.m.
Working meeting between the President of the French Republic and
NGOs (Elysée Palace)

::1 p.m.
Working lunch between the President of the French Republic and
“Labour 20” – L20 representatives (Elysée Palace)

:: 7 p.m.
Bilateral meeting between the President of the French Republic and Mr Hu Jinato, President of the People’s Republic of China, followed by a
working dinner (Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congrès)

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2011 - Cannes


:: 10 a.m.
Bilateral meeting between the President of the French Republic and Mr Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America
(Palais des Festivals)

:: 11:20 a.m.
Bilateral meeting between the President of the French Republic and Mr Bill Gates, Co-chair of the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation“, entrusted by the French Presidency of the G20 to report on financing for development (Palais des Festivals)

:: 11:35 a.m.
Meeting between the President of the French Republic and Mr
Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India
(Palais des Festivals)

::12:30 p.m.
Official welcome for Heads of Delegation by the President of the French Republic (Palais des Festivals)

:: 1 p.m.
Working lunch (Palais des Festivals)

Themes:

  • Global economic situation
  • Action Plan for Growth and Employment

:: 2:30 p.m.
Working session (Palais des Festivals)

Theme:

  • Action Plan for Growth and Employment (continued)
  • Reforming the International Monetary System (IMS)

:: 4 p.m. Family photograph of Heads of Delegation
(Palais des Festivals)

:: 4:30 p.m. Working session (Palais des Festivals)

Themes:

  • Development
  • Trade

:: 6:15 p.m.
Press conference given by the President of the French Republic
(International Press Centre - Auditorium Louis Lumière)

:: 7:30 p.m.
Working dinner (Palais des Festivals)

  • Theme: Global Governance

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2011 - Cannes


:: 9 a.m.
Signature by the G20 of the Convention on fighting tax evasion
(Palais des Festivals)

:: 9:15 a.m.
Working session (Palais des Festivals)

-* Theme: Financial regulation

:: 10:30 a.m.
Working session (Palais des Festivals)

Themes:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Climate

:: 11:45 a.m.
Working session (Palais des Festivals)

Themes:

  • Fighting Corruption
  • Social dimension of globalization

:: 1 p.m.
Working lunch (Palais des Festivals)

Themes:

  • Adoption of the communiqué
  • Priorities of the Mexican Presidency for 2012

:: 2:15 p.m.
Press conference given by the President of the French Republic
(International Press Centre - Auditorium Louis Lumière)

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More information

The 2011 G-20 Cannes Summit will be the sixth meeting of the G-20 heads of government in a series of on-going discussions about financial markets and the world economy.

Informal meeting on the G20 Summit in Cannes

:: Statement by Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the French Republic

... Today, we are exactly eight days away from the Cannes Summit, which begins on November 3. Much work remains to be done. The synergy between the G20, the UN and the entire international community is essential to the success of the summit. Now more than ever, we need you ...

Dernière modification : 07/11/2011

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