G20 Meeting Discusses Sustainable Tourism

G20 meeting discusses sustainable tourism

Tourism ministers from the Group of 20 countries have ended a two-day meeting in the town of Kucchan in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

On the final day on Saturday, the officials adopted a declaration in which they pointed out that the growth of tourism has led to challenges, including pressure on the environment and infrastructure.

G20 Summit Talks Underway In Osaka

G20 summit talks underway in Osaka

World leaders are in Day 2 of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. They are looking at ways to narrow global inequality and tackle climate change.

The meeting's chair, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stressed the need to reduce the wealth gap between developed and emerging countries.

First Day Of G20 Summit Talks Wraps Up

First day of G20 summit talks wraps up

Leaders from the world have wrapped up their first day of meetings at the G20 summit in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

Despite expressing concern over trade tensions, leaders appeared jovial during an initial meet-and-greet. But Japanese officials say many are worried about the risk to the global economy posed by ongoing disputes.

Un: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality

UN: G20 summit must tackle women's inequality

The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment says she wants G20 leaders to do more to promote women in politics and the workforce.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the Executive Director of UN Women and a former deputy president of South Africa.

Discussions Begin At G20 Summmit In Osaka

Discussions begin at G20 summmit in Osaka

World leaders gathering in Osaka have begun discussions at the G20 summit. The two-day meeting comes at a time of heightened global tensions, including the ongoing US-China trade war and the friction between Washington and Tehran.

G20 leaders started discussing the global economy and trade.

G20 Summit Underway In Osaka

G20 summit underway in Osaka

World leaders have gathered in Osaka for the G20 summit. The two-day meeting comes at a time of heightened global tensions, including the ongoing US-China trade war and the friction between Washington and Tehran.

The summit officially kicked off Friday morning with a welcome ceremony hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

G20 Summit Kicks Off

G20 summit kicks off

The G20 summit has kicked off in Osaka as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed world leaders. The goal of the summit is to reach a consensus on a wide range of pressing issues -- despite conflicting views and competing interests.

There are four sessions planned.

G20 Ministers To Discuss Universal Health Care

G20 ministers to discuss universal health care

While G20 leaders are meeting in Osaka, their finance and health ministers will be holding a separate session to discuss global health issues.

Japan plans to call for stronger ties between G20 financial and health authorities to achieve universal health coverage, or UHC, throughout the world.

G20 Summit To Begin In Osaka

G20 summit to begin in Osaka

The G20 summit is officially kicking off in Osaka. The goal is to reach a consensus on a wide range of pressing issues -- despite conflicting views and competing interests.

Most of the world leaders are already in Osaka. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched down Friday morning.

G20 Summit To Begin Friday

G20 summit to begin Friday

The G20 summit will be officially underway in Osaka, with leaders kicking off the two-day gathering on Friday.

There are four sessions planned. Topics include: "global economy, trade and investment"; "innovation including digitalization"; "development and women's empowerment"; and "environment and energy".

G20 Leaders Arrive In Osaka

G20 leaders arrive in Osaka

Two major world powers have now arrived in Osaka for the G20 summit, bringing with them a trade conflict that threatens to overshadow any other discussion.

The US and China are locked in an escalating tariff war, which more broadly threatens the global economy.

G20 Leaders To Grapple With Tough Issues

G20 leaders to grapple with tough issues

World leaders are beginning to arrive in Osaka for the G20 summit, where trade tensions may complicate discussions.

Much ink has been spilled on the divisions between two prominent members, the US and China. But Japan's prime minister is using his position as summit chair to stress consensus over conflict.

Abe Pledges To Seek Common Ground At G20 Summit

Abe pledges to seek common ground at G20 summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his determination to seek common ground among the countries taking part in the G20 summit.

Abe spoke to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday before leaving for Osaka, where the summit will be held on Friday and Saturday.