The 2010 G20 Seoul Summit was the fifth meeting of the G20 heads of government/heads of state, to discuss the global financial system and the world economy, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, on November 11–12, 2010. Korea was the first non-G8 nation to host a G20 leaders' summit.
The G20 is the premier forum for discussing, planning, and monitoring international economic cooperation.
The theme of the summit was "Shared Growth Beyond Crisis".
|G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy|
|Host country||South Korea|
|Date||November 11–12, 2010|
|Venue(s)||COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea|
Invited states: Ethiopia, Malawi, Singapore, Spain, Vietnam
Invited organizations: ASEAN, AU, FSB, 3G, ILO, IMF, NEPAD, OECD, UN, WBG, WTO
|Follows||2010 G20 Toronto summit|
|Precedes||2011 G20 Cannes summit|
The summit leaders addressed several mid- and long-term policy issues, including
Representatives met in advance of the leaders' summit. These sherpas were tasked to draft a closing statement for the summit. The debate over currency exchange rates and imbalances was reported to have been "heated".
Originally, three new artificial islands built on the Han River between the Banpo and Dongjak bridges were going to be used as the main venue. However, delayed construction of the islands led for the main summit venue to relocate to COEX Convention & Exhibition Center.
A group of South Korean artists, consisting of Gyu-ri, Seohyun, Jun. K, Changmin, Jaekyung, Jonghyun, Sungmin, Kahi, Luna, Ji Eun, Junhyung, Gayoon, Min, G.O, Bumkey, G.NA, Son Dam-bi, Seo In-guk, IU, and Anna, credited as Group of 20 recorded a song titled "Let's Go" for the summit.
Most world leaders and international media arrived via Incheon International Airport and traveled to the summit venue via motorcades along the highway from the airport.
Transportation around the summit venue was upgraded with electric buses to help media and others around the city.
The participants of the Seoul summit included the leaders and representatives of core members of the G20, which comprises 19 countries and the European Union, which is represented by its two governing bodies, the European Council and the European Commission. Representatives from other countries and regional organizations were invited to take part in the summit.
The South Korean government declined to invite the Netherlands, which had been invited to attend all four previous G20 summits. A Korean spokesman said that "a certain region had been over-represented" in the past; and for this Asian summit, Singapore was invited.
This was the first summit at which there were four women among the leaders. In addition to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, and the president-elect of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, accompanied her nation's delegation.
This was the first G20 summit for Australia's Prime Minister Gillard, who had only been elected shortly before the Toronto summit. This was also the first opportunity for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore to listen and to make his voice heard at the G20 leaders' meetings.
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
|Argentina||Cristina Fernández de Kirchner||President|
|Australia||Julia Gillard||Prime Minister|
|Brazil||Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva||President|
|Canada||Stephen Harper||Prime Minister|
|India||Manmohan Singh||Prime Minister|
|Indonesia||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono||President|
|Italy||Silvio Berlusconi||Prime Minister|
|Japan||Naoto Kan||Prime Minister|
|Saudi Arabia||Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud||Foreign Minister|
|South Africa||Jacob Zuma||President|
|South Korea||Lee Myung-bak||President|
|Turkey||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan||Prime Minister|
|United Kingdom||David Cameron||Prime Minister|
|United States||Barack Obama||President|
|European Commission||Jose Manuel Barroso||President|
|European Council||Herman Van Rompuy||President|
|Singapore||Lee Hsien Loong||Prime Minister|
|Spain||José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero||Prime Minister|
|Vietnam||Nguyễn Tấn Dũng||Prime Minister|
|African Union||Bingu wa Mutharika||Chairman|
|ASEAN||Surin Pitsuwan||Secretary General|
|Nguyễn Tấn Dũng||Chairman|
|Financial Stability Forum||Mario Draghi||Chairman|
|International Labour Organization||Juan Somavía||Head|
|International Monetary Fund||Dominique Strauss-Kahn||Managing Director|
|OECD||José Ángel Gurría||Secretary-General|
|United Nations||Ban Ki-moon||Secretary General|
|World Bank Group||Robert Zoellick||President|
|World Trade Organization||Pascal Lamy||Director-General|
Security for the G20 summit presented a unique array of problems. In addition to the security of the main venue, COEX, South Korea was more broadly responsible for providing a safe venue for the delegations who come to the summit. The National Police Agency led the security detail for the summit, both at the convention venue and the airport as well. Other police and security agencies involved were:
In preparation, anti-terrorism drills were held by members of the South Korean police, military, special forces and private sector as part of the 2010 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises against simulated hostage situations and chemical, biological and radiological attacks as a preparation for the summit.
Plans for accommodating peaceful protesters were paired with plans for mitigating disruptive demonstrations.
The G20 raised security concerns unrelated to demonstrators protesting the presence of the leaders of 20 economies in Seoul. For example, some analysts projected that anything perceived as a success for South Korea would be simultaneously construed in Pyongyang as a threat to North Korea.
Despite public endorsements by attending leaders, most commentators looking back on the summit have argued that only limited progress was made, especially on the headline issue of currency war and addressing trade imbalances. Leaders were generally unable to agree on key issues, with commentators such as economist Eswar Prasad noting the absence of the sense of unity that had been present at summits during the worse of the global financial crisis of 2007–2009. IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said this particular summit was "more of a G20 debate than a G20 conclusion".
Relating to the need to rebalance the world economy, agreement had been reached to work on indicative guidelines which will set suggested maximum limits for current account surpluses and deficits, though these are not due to be fleshed out until 2011. G20 leaders also agreed to endorse the Seoul Development Consensus, a set of guidelines and principles for working together with less development nations to improve economic growth and reduce poverty. In contrast to the older Washington Consensus which it supersedes, the Seoul Consensus is less free market–orientated, allowing a larger role for state intervention.
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