The 2021 Rome Update is one of the key deliverables of the DWG, under the Italian G20 Presidency. It serves as a roadmap to highlight the G20 contributions to the 2030 Agenda and the COVID-19 response in 2021. It also encourages the sharing of best practices and actions among G20 members towards the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. The Italian Presidency promoted a stronger role and profile of the DWG within the G20. Through its discussions, the Steering Committee supported the Italian Presidency in advancing the structure and contents of the 2021 Rome Update.
This document comprises two main chapters:
- Update on G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Update on the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development serves as a roadmap to highlight the G20 contributions to the 2030 Agenda in 2021. This year, it reports on the main outcomes of G20 working groups and work streams of the Italian Presidency and how they are contributing to COVID-19 response and recovery while also advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Annual Update on G20 Development Commitments taken by the G20 Leaders
The Annual Update on G20 Development Commitments tracks progress of development commitments adopted by G20 Leaders over the previous years. In the 2021 Rome Update, all 35 active development commitments, with details on the progress achieved on each of them, are assessed.
Dates of the meetings
The Steering Committee on the 2021 Rome Update has been jointly co-chaired by the Italian Presidency and the Troika – Saudi Arabia, and met on:
Among the participants, there were international organizations (OECD, FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNDP, UNIDO, ILO), Multilateral Development Banks (World Bank Group, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank), and regional organizations (ECLAC).