n Latin American Report - Argentina’s G20 presidency : agenda and challenges - article

Volume 34 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



The assumption of the Group of 20 (G20) rotating presidency in December 2017 created a meaningful window of opportunity for Argentina in order to wield its influence on the international agenda and build its reputation within the global arena. In addition, the Argentinean G20 presidency presented a significant chance to project a Southern and/or developing perspective within this global forum established to debate and address the most pressing economic and political international challenges. This article aims to analyse the agenda and challenges of the Argentinean G20 presidency. In so doing, it attempts to shed light on the following questions: What mechanisms or means did the Argentine Republic deploy in order to exert its influence on the group? Did Argentina represent the voice of Latin American and emerging countries or did it adopt an acquiescent behaviour towards the central powers? Was the Argentinean presidency able to ease the group’s internal tensions? Finally, was the Argentinean presidency able to overcome the critics regarding the G20’s legitimacy?

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