Founded in 1999, G20 meetings primarily discussed economic development and institutional reform. After the global financial crisis in 2008, the group shifted its focus toward global economic governance reform. At HMCA, you will be asked not only to pursue the interests of the state you represent but also to seek out innovative solutions to complicated global economic issues. We look forward to helping you solve these important and complicated problems.
In debating how member nations can combat tax evasion, delegates to the G20 must navigate a complex policy questions and balance geo-political concerns with the need for collective action. While the aggregate benefit from reduced tax evasion is high, the individual economic impact varies widely, so negotiation and compromise will be key to driving effective and sustainable policy. We will also address green finance, the financing of public and private environmentally-focused investments? Members of the G20 have largely recognized the importance of environmental action but will need to hash out which forms of green investing are most effective and should be prioritized.
As the conference approaches and you begin to familiarize yourselves with the selected topics, we would love to hear from you with any questions or concerns that you might have. We hope you’re getting excited for what is sure to be an incredible HMCA experience. We look forward to meeting you in January, and hope to hear from you soon!
Mary Harrigan and Marty Berger
Each delegate will submit two one-minute speeches, one on each briefing topic. These speeches should written from the perspective of the delegate’s assigned role — for example, a delegate assigned the role of the United States should present arguments that the United States would be in favor of. The pre-conference assignments are due on December 30th and should be sent to your committee chairs by email (see below). Delegates should use this opportunity to research their role and become familiar with the topics at hand in order to prepare for the conference. Committee chairs will provide feedback on these assignments before the conference.