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G20 Hamburg Summit 2017 Germany


  • The 12th G20 (Group of Twenty) summit was recently held on 7-8 July 2107, at the Hamburg, Germany. The 11th G20 summit was held at Hangzhou, China in 2016.
  • The theme for G20 Hamburg summit is “Shaping an Interconnected World”.
  • In spite of US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement (COP-21) was held in 2015, issues like environmental sustainability, gender equality, social inclusiveness, sustainable development, counter terrorism etc came up together.
  • Next 13th G20 summit will be held in Argentina.


Action agenda at G20 Hamburg to counter terrorism:


PM Narendra Modi unveiled an 11 point action agenda for counter-terrorism at the G20 Hamburg summit.

  • Strict action again terrorism supporting nations and should be banned from G20.
  • G20 nations must exchange lists of suspected terrorists and their supporters.
  • Legal processes such extradition should be simplified and expedited.
  • Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism should be adopted soon.
  • UNSC resolutions and other international processes should be effectively implemented.
  • G20 nations should give emphasis to de-radicalisation programmes and exchange best practices.
  • Terror financing should be curtailed by means of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other means.
  • Weapons and Explosive Action Task Force (WEATF) should be constituted on lines of FATF so that source of weapons to the terrorists is stopped.
  • G20 nations should cooperate in cyber security, with a focus on terrorist activities.
  • National Security Advisors on Counter Terrorism mechanism should be constituted.



About G20:


The ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) includes 19 countries and the European Union. The G20 aims to discuss policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.

The countries are:

Argentina, Brazil [South America (2)]
Australia
South Africa [Africa (1)]
Canada, United State, Mexico [North America (3)]
China, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan [Asia (6)]
Russia, Turkey [Eurasia (2)]
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom [Europe (5)]

The G20 was founded at 1999 and it’s first Heads of Government or Heads of State meeting was held in 2008 in Washington, United State (US). 

Source: Wikipedia, The Hindu, InsightIAS

Question Based On G20 Hamburg Summit - 2017, Germany 

(Check Answer below the Questions)


1 – Recently 12th G20 summit was held at
(a) Hangzhou
(b) Hamburg
(c) Paris
(d) Brussels

2 - The members of G20 are
(a) India, China, Russia, South Korea
(b) China, Brazil, UAE
(c) Japan, South Korea, Chile, Turkey
(d) Turkey, Colombia, Maxico, Canada

3 - 13th G20 will be held in
(a)  Germany
(b)  Japan
(c)  France
(d)  Argentina

4 - Which statements is true regarding G20 summit.
(1)  First Heads of State meeting was held in 2008 in New York.
(2)  G20 includes 19 countries and European Union.
(3)  The G20 aims to discuss policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.
(4)  In 12th G20 summit Indian PM Modi unveiled an action agenda for counter terrorism.

Find true statements only

(a)  1 and 2
(b)  1, 3 and 4
(c)  2,3 and 4
(d)  2 and 3

Ans - 1(b), 2(a), 3(d), 4(c)

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