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Glossary

Abbreviation or term

Definition

Accreditation The system of identification used to control access to or movement in or around venues and accredited areas. Accreditation is only open to official G20 delegates and media. Registration is not open to the general public. 

ACWG

Anti-Corruption Working Group, the body co-chaired by Italy and Australia that is charged with advancing the G20 anti-corruption agenda.

AGD

Attorney-General’s Department

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of South-East Asian Nations

AU

African Union

B20

Business 20, a group of business people organisations from G20 member economies.

BCC

Brisbane City Council

BCEC

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

C20

Civil Society 20, a group of civil society organisations from G20 member economies.

DAO Delegation Accreditation Officer, an official responsible for arranging accreditation on behalf of a Delegation.

Delegate

A representatives of a G20 member, invited country or official international organisation.

Delegation

A group of people representing a member country, official international organisation or invited guest at a G20 meeting.

Deputy

An official from a G20 nation responsible for advising their Finance Minister of Central Bank Governor and representating them at preparatory meetings. Australia's Finance Deputy is Barry Sterland and the Central Bank Deputy is Philip Lowe.

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DWG

Development Working Group, the body charged with advancing the G20 development agenda.

ESWG

Energy Sustainability Working Group, the body charged with advancing the G20 energy agenda.

EC

European Commission

Engagement groups

Non-government groups with whom the G20 works. The G20 engagement groups in 2014 are Business 20, Civil Society 20, Labour 20, Think 20 and Youth 20.

EU

European Union

Finance Minister

The government minister typically responsible for the national economy and budget. At the G20, Australia's Finance Minister responsibilities will be carried out by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP.

Framework

The Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth, agreed at the 2009 Pittsburgh Summit as a means for G20 members to coordinate policy.

FSB

Financial Stability Board

FWG

Framework Working Group, the body charged with advancing the G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth.

G20

The Group of Twenty major advanced and emerging economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.

G20 Taskforce

The team in Australia's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet coordinating the whole-of-government policy agenda, managing event operations and arranging security for G20 meetings in 2014.

Guest countries

Countries invited as guests to participate in the G20 Summit and other meetings. In 2014 Australia welcomes Mauritania as the 2014 Chair of the African Union; Myanmar, as the 2014 Chair af ASEAN; New Zealand; Senegal, representing NEPAD; Singapore; and Spain.

Head of Delegation (HoD)

Leader of the group representing a G20 member country, invited guest or international organisation.

ILO

International Labour Organization

IMF

International Monetary Fund

International organisations

Global entities with which the G20 maintains close relationships, including the Financial Stability Board, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations and the World Bank.

L20

Labour 20, a group of labour organisations from G20 member economies.

NEPAD

New Partnership for Africa’s Development

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PM&C

Australia's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

QPS

Queensland Police Service

Q20

Queensland 20, a group composed of high-level representatives from Queensland's business, community and government sectors.

RBA

Reserve Bank of Australia

Registration portal An online portal through which the delegate and media accreditation process is managed.

Sherpa

The appointed representative of a G20 leader at preparatory meetings who is responsible for advising the leader, negotiating on their behalf and guiding domestic G20 policy. Australia's Sherpa is Dr Heather Smith.

T20

Think 20, a group of think tanks and thought leaders from G20 member economies.

Treasury Australia's Department of the Treasury

Troika

A grouping of the current, immediate past and future presidents of the G20. In 2014, the troika consists of Russia, Australia and Turkey.

UN

United Nations

WB

World Bank

WTO

World Trade Organization

Y20

Youth 20, a group of young people and youth organisations from G20 member countries.

 

Engagement Groups