Legitimacy of G20: Self-appointed for the sake of G172?

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Last week the leaders of the G20 met in Seoul for the G20 Summit. For many, the ‘Group of 20’ (G20) is a largely self-appointed and barely legitimate body with no authority to assume its current role. Is this a valid perspective, and what does it mean for the ‘G172’ (the 172 member states of the United Nations)?

Over the next few blog posts I will examine the Seoul Summit Declaration in more detail from a development perspective. What decisions did the G20 make, and are there consequences for other countries excluded from the meeting which are unfair or favourable? What did the G20 Summit mean for influencing extreme poverty, and how does this relate to the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals?

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One thought on “Legitimacy of G20: Self-appointed for the sake of G172?

    World Spinner said:
    November 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Legitimacy of G20: Self-appointed for the sake of G172? | Building ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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