The C20 (Civil 20) has agreed a set of principles to guide the official engagement of civil society with the G20. Civil society organisations play an essential role in the G20 process, providing policy expertise, holding governments accountable, and providing balance against the influence of business and political interests. The principles aim to ensure the sustainability and ongoing impact of our engagement with the G20, on behalf of civil society everywhere.
The principles enshrine transparency, collaboration, independence, internationalism, inclusiveness, and respect for human rights and gender equality as central pillars of the engagement group’s practice. They also seek to strengthen continuity and regular scheduling of C20 activities. A minimum structure to be followed by each C20 host has also been defined.