11/11/2014 - ICC Communiqué to the G20 Leaders' Summit
The International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) has made a statement to the G20 ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15-16 November 2014, highlighting the importance of human rights standards being part of the economic agenda.
Representing the world’s largest and leading economies, G20 actions and decisions have significant impacts on the realization and enjoyment of human rights across the world. The 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit therefore provides an important opportunity for global leaders to agree to practical actions that have a positive impact not just on economic growth but on the promotion and protection of human rights.
The ICC welcomes the G20’s two key themes under the Australian Presidency and believes there are opportunities to strengthen their positive impact and generate systemic change by implementing an agenda that takes into consideration the human rights of all.
The communiqué has now been sent to the G20 Taskforce and also the relevant Ministers and officials in the Australian delegation, as well as other stakeholders.
G20 Leaders will meet this weekend in Brisbane, Australia.
Read it here G20 Summit Communique_2014.FINAL.docx