The Group of 20 leading economic nations (or G20, for short) accounts for roughly two-thirds of the world population and 80 percent of world trade. Its leaders meet twice a year, mainly to discuss economic issues.
The G-20 came to replace the G-8 group of wealthiest countries in 2009. Member States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. This page is a collection of DW's latest content on the G20.
Pope Francis has backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fight against climate change during a private audience in the Vatican. The pope also welcomed Merkel's decision to emphasize Africa at the upcoming G20 summit.
In this week's program, a choir in Cologne in the state of North Rhine Westphalia is bringing together people of different backgrounds, living in Germany. A young black model is fighting racism and challenging the idea of what it means to look Korean. Plus Africa and the upcoming G20 summit.
With an economy that has increased fivefold in the last 25 years, many German businesses see Africa as the growth market of the future. Current initiatives like the "G20 Compact with Africa" are putting the continent in the economic spotlight. Politicians are hoping projects like this will also benefit Europe - by helping to slow migration.
Its presidency of the G20 summit this year allows Germany to push forward its pet projects, including technology. Now the country is calling for tech firms to live up to their responsibilities, suggesting a global legal framework for regulating the digital sector.
Less focus on aid, but more money. That's Germany's strategy on supporting Africa's growing economies. Encouraging private foreign investment to take roots will go a lot further than handouts from governments. Standing in the way is more a lack of understanding from outside the continent, as old and often inaccurate clichés of broken countries persist. That's something the G20 attendees are hoping