The article by Chief of the Presidential Experts Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva has been included in the edition "The Russia G20 Summit: St.Petersburg 2013" prepared by the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto, and Newsdesk Media Publishing. In the article it is mentioned that from Russia's point of view "... the G20 should concentrate its efforts on agreeing and implementing actions aimed at boosting strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth, and stimulating job creation."
Ksenia Yudaeva also emphasizes the need for the G20 to continue enhancing its efficiency by delivering on the decisions made. "It is important to ensure the G20 legitimacy through engagement with non-G20 countries, international organizations, business and trade unions, think tanks and academia, civil society and youth. Last but not least, the G20 should increase transparency and trust," - the Russian Sherpa states.
However, Ksenia Yudaeva admits that these ambitious objectives cannot be attained within one presidency: "only each successive presidency, in close cooperation with the G20 partners, can consolidate progress."
The collection, in which the Russian Sherpa's article is published, presents analytics and articles on the most pressing issues on the G20 agenda. Such publications have been released from 2008 annually before each G20 Summit.
Current issue starts with the address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, followed by articles of Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Heads of a number of the most influential international organizations have also contributed to the publication, namely, Angel Gurria (OECD), Guy Ryder (ILO), Jim Yong Kim (World Bank), Achim Steiner (UNEP) and Supachai Panitchpakdi (UNCTAD).
Additionally, inputs from Russia's official G20 and outreach teams members, including Vadim Lukov, coordinator of the G20 affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, B20 chair Alexander Shokhin, C20 chair Alena Peryshkina and others, are highlighted in the edition.
Finally, the collection edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch, with guest editor Marina Larionova of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, reflects the views of academic, business and civil society communities from the G20 countries and beyond.
Printed copies will be available at the International Media Centre.