The final C20 Communiqué 2015, which was endorsed by the 500+ participants of the C20 Summit 2015, can be downloaded here (PDF).

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Background

Organizations from 91 countries, including approximately 5,000 individuals, have been working together for the last 18 months via the C20 to engage with G20 governments on some of the critical issues facing today's world.

Through a participatory online survey, civil society collectively decided upon four key priorities for the C20 in 2015: Inclusive Growth, Gender Equality, Governance, with a focus on International Taxation and Anti-Corruption, and Sustainability. Over the last year, C20 Working Groups corresponding to these priorities consulted with civil society organizations from around the world to develop detailed policy positions and recommendations to the G20. The C20’s 2015 Policy Papers can be downloaded here.

These policy papers were a crucial input to the C20 Communiqué 2015. The communiqué itself was drafted by summit participants themselves, coordinated by a drafting committee representing each C20 working group. For the first time in C20 history, summit participants had the opportunity to directly – and in real time – contribute to the drafting of the communiqué.

The final document was endorsed by all 500+ participants at the C20 Summit 2015, which took place on 15th-16th September 2015 at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Following this endorsement, the communiqué was formally presented to representatives of the 2015 G20 Presidency, including Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yilmaz, Turkey’s G20 Sherpa Ayse Sinirlioglu and former Deputy Primer Minister Ali Babacan, during the closing ceremony of the C20 Summit 2015.