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2009 Pittsburgh Summit


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was host to the G-20 Summit held from September 24-25, 2009. President Obama chaired the meeting of leaders from countries around the world that represent 85 percent of the world's economy. At the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit, leaders revied the progress made since the Washington and London Summits and together they discussed further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis. Click here to read more about he outcome of the Pittsburgh Summit.

In September 2009, the leaders attending the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania designated the G-20 to be the premier forum for international economic cooperation. They established the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to include major emerging economies and welcome its efforts to coordinate and monitor progress in strengthening financial regulation. Learn more about the key accomplishments of the Pittsburgh Summit.


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