ICC launches G20 Advisory Group for CEO input to Heads of State

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Published May 25th, 2011 - 11:49 GMT
International Chamber of Commerce
International Chamber of Commerce

Business leaders and CEOs from major global corporations convened at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris today for the inaugural meeting of the ICC G20 Advisory Group, a global business initiative aimed at delivering policy input to the G20 process.

The ICC G20 Advisory Group is channelling its efforts ahead of the G20 Summit – being held in Cannes, France, on 3-4 November 2011 – to introduce a set of policy views representing the priorities of businesses worldwide, both large and small.

“The G20’s expanding policy agenda directly impacts business’s core goals for trade, economic growth and job creation. We must establish an ongoing public-private partnership to ensure that the input and priorities of companies driving the world economy are better reflected in government resolutions”, said ICC Vice-Chairman Harold McGraw III, who is also Chairman, President and CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies.

ICC has established the G20 Advisory Group, comprised of CEOs, to effectively target G20 policy development on a global scale. The group aims to establish an enduring, legitimate voice of global business – eventually recognized by the G20 governments as the primary source of business expertise on the global policy agenda.

“We want to press for the inclusion of business views in deliberations by G20 Heads of State and to introduce fresh ideas and innovative programmes to support open trade, economic growth and employment,” said ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier.

ICC has a long history of providing business views into forums like the G20. Starting in 1990 at the Houston G8 Summit, ICC’s Chairman has met annually with G8 host Heads of State – enabling ICC to input the voice of world business. Ahead of the 2009 London G20 Summit, then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown invited ICC to take a lead role representing global business to the G20, a role that expanded in the lead-up to the G20 Summit in Seoul in 2010, when ICC contributed policy recommendations and led working sessions at the G20 Business Summit.

“As the world business organization, ICC is well placed to provide concrete feedback to governments, encouraging them to take into account business objectives such as promoting trade liberalization and cross border investment,” said Gerard Worms, ICC Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe.

To this end, ICC is mobilizing its policymaking expertise, drawn from companies of all sizes and business organizations around the world. The G20 Advisory Group is able to leverage ICC’s vast business network in more than 120 countries, as well as the diverse wealth of experience and insight the CEOs bring.

“This is an exciting and powerful new opportunity for business. The issues on the agenda are crucial to ICC, and the time has come for business to play a much stronger role in the G20 process,” Mr Worms said.

ICC is building an enduring platform aimed at generating solid policy work before, during and after the G20 Summit events – from France to Mexico and beyond. The ICC G20 initiative is a consultative process on a truly global scale.

CEOs on the ICC G20 Advisory Group include

Corporacion America – Eduardo Eurnekian, Chairman and CEO

Daesung – Young Tae Kim, Chairman

GDF Suez – Gerard Mestrallet, CEO

Great Eastern Energy – Yogendra Kr. (YK) Modi, Chairman and CEO

Hanwha – Seung Youn Kim, CEO

Infosys – S. Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director

Li & Fung – Victor K. Fung, Chairman

The McGraw-Hill Companies – Harold McGraw III, President and CEO

MK Sanghi Group – Mahendra Sanghi, Chairman

Nestle – Paul Bulcke, CEO/Peter Brabeck, Chairman

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman

Rothschild Europe – Gerard Worms, Vice Chairman

Royal Dutch Shell – Peter Voser, CEO

SEB – Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman and CEO

Telefonica – Cesar Alierta Izuel, Executive Chairman

Zurich Financial – Martin Senn, CEO

The G20 Advisory Group policy work has been shaped to concentrate on the 2011 agenda of G20 issues as set by the host country France, as well as on priorities the Advisory Group wishes to see addressed. These are:

Trade, investment and development

Strengthening financial regulation

Fighting corruption

Reforming the international monetary system

Reducing commodity price volatility

Green growth

Global business input on these issues will be delivered to G20 leaders starting at the government “Sherpa” level in the lead-up to Cannes. ICC will unveil these policy positions as the meetings unfold.

Background Information

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

ICC is the world’s largest business organization, representing more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. Our core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.

وفاة رجل أمن أردني متأثراً بإصابته في انفجار السلط

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:51 GMT
ارتفاع عدد قتلى انفجار السلط الى 4 عناصر من الأجهزة الأمنية الاردنية
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 توفي رجل أمن أردني، السبت، متأثراً بجراح أصيب بها في انفجار السلط غربي العاصمة عمان، قبل ثمانية أيام.

وأوردت قناة المملكة (حكومية)، في خبر عاجل عبر موقعها الإلكتروني، نبأ الوفاة، ليرتفع بذلك عدد قتلى الانفجار إلى أربعة رجال أمن ومواطن.

وكانت السلطات الأردنية قد أعلنت حينها بأن الانفجار نجم عن تعامل رجال الأمن مع “جسم متفجر” لم تحدد طبيعته.

وعقب ذلك، أعلنت متحدثة الحكومة جمانة غنيمات،‎ أن المسح الأمني لمنطقة الانفجار أسفر عن العثور على مواد متفجرة مطابقة لتلك المستخدمة في تفجير “الفحيص” الإرهابي العام الماضي.

وشهدت منطقة الفحيص التابعة لمحافظة البلقاء المحاذية لعمان، العام الماضي، تفجيرا استهدف دورية أمن، دون سقوط ضحايا، أعقبته مواجهة مسلحة مع خلية إرهابية بمدينة السلط، قتل فيها خمسة عناصر أمن وثلاثة مسلحين، وتم القبض على خمسة آخرين، فضلا عن عشرات المصابين

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