Anglicans’ voice is heard in run-up to G20 Mexico summit

12 June 2012

Next week the 20 world’s richest nations meet in Los Cabos, Mexico. Anglican call for more food security and sustainable development will come from Mexican provincial secretary Revd Canon Habacuc Ramos-Huertas who will be present at los Cabos

This is part of a four-point package of actions:

  • Participation in the preparatory meeting for civil society organisations in Mexico city, attended by Revd Canon Ramos-Huerta
  • Publication on the G20 official website of the article “Anglicans and Sustainable Development – A Contribution to the G20 Debate” written by Rev. Canon Jeff Golliher, Ph.d
  • Participation in the preparatory meeting for civil society organisations in Madrid, Spain, attended by Tania Nino Arevalo, the relief Manager of the Anglican Alliance
  •  Attendance at the G20 meeting by Revd Canon Habacuc Ramos-Huertas.

Being involved in the run up to the G20 has been a great opportunity to advocate for justice in a forum that shapes policies that affect the world. For the Anglican Alliance, this campaign is the beginning of an ambitious plan to ensure that the Anglican voice is heard clearly and louder around the planet. It fulfils the mandate given to us at the Nairobi conference in April of 2011 and confirmed in the Sao Paulo conference in October 2011.

The G20 summit is taking place from the 17th to the 18th of June in Los Cabos, Mexico. The priorities set up by the Mexican government which holds the presidency this year include: strengthening the financial system, fostering financial inclusion, enhancing food security, green growth and combating climate change.

More information about the G20 outcomes and our participation will be posted later next week in the Anglican Alliance website.