CUTS Global Webinar: The G20 Championing the Consumer Movement

23 August 2023
14:00 - 17:00 hrs.

The Group of 20 has played an important role in advancing consumer protection at the global level. The recent Presidencies of Germany (2017), Argentina (2018), Japan (2019) and Italy (2021) held Consumer Summits with the assistance of UNCTAD.


  • Review the evolution of consumer protection on the G20 Agenda: from past to present; Identify emerging issues in global consumer protection; and
  • Discuss the relationship between the consumer movement and the G20.




  • Mr. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International
  • Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, UNCTAD


  • Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, India
  • Ms. Thezi Mabuza, Acting Commissioner, National Consumer Commission, South Africa
  • Mr. Vijay K. Nambiar, Principal Coordinator (Sherpa), G20Civil20
  • Ms. Erna Witoelar, Governing Board of the Indonesia Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI) (tbc)
  • Mr. Igor Rodrigues Britto, Director, International Relations, Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (IDEC), Brazil
  • Mr. Shirish Deshpande, Chairman, Mumbai Grahak Panchayat
  • Ms. Saroja Sundaram, Executive Director, Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG), India
  • Mr. Fernando Blanco, Former National Director for Consumer Defence, Argentina
  • Mr. Athayde Motta, Executive Director, Brazilian Institute for Social and Economic Analyses, (IBASE)
  • Ms. Indah Suksmaningsih, Former Chairperson, Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI), Indonesia


  • Mr. Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International
  • Ms. Teresa Moreira, Head, Competition and Consumer Policies, UNCTAD

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