What Are Working Groups?
The G20 Interfaith Forum (IF20) seeks to bring perspectives from the world’s faith communities to bear on issues that are part of the G20’s effort to comply fully with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The IF20 has established one initiative and several Working Groups that will facilitate consideration of ways in which faith communities can contribute to progress on the following issues:
- Anti-Racism Initiative
- Poverty and Inequality
- Religion, Health, and Wellbeing
- Gender Equality
- Research and Innovation for Science, Technology, and Infrastructure
- Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
- Refugees, Displacement, and Migration
- Humanitarian Aid
Each Working Group consists of a handful of experts recognized for their technical background and global experience. Their work consists of public activities such as webinars; collaborating with faith-based and functional organizations around the world to build a ‘network of networks’ to create global forums for discussion; and preparing policy briefs that provide recommendations to G20 member governments to address these important issues.
Below are links for the Anti-Racism Initiative and each Working Group that provide a brief overview of their efforts, background of the experts involved, and further links to resources and social media that shed additional light on the issues concerned.