On the margins of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires on November 30th and December 1st, the partners of G20 heads of State and Government will participate in a special Partners' Programme. Hosted by Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada , the programme seeks to promote the best of Latin American art, culture and cuisine, and to raise awareness about the region's most pressing issues, with a special focus on early childhood.
First Lady Awada will take advantage of the opportunity to promote Argentina's National Plan on Early Childhood, which is being developed by the Argentine Government. It seeks to ensure that all children in Argentina have the same opportunities to meet their nutritional, social and educational needs.
The agenda will begin on Friday with a reception and lunch in Villa Ocampo, which was formerly the residence of Victoria Ocampo, one of Argentina's most prominent cultural figures. In 1973, Victoria Ocampo donated the property, located in the northern part of the Greater Buenos Aires area, to UNESCO, to project her vision and promote culture.
In Villa Ocampo, Awada will officially welcome G20 partners, who will tour the villa and then enjoy a traditional Argentine lunch prepared by renowned chef Francis Mallmann .
In the evening, leaders and partners will participate in a cultural event at the iconic Colón Theatre . Then, they will have dinner at the theatre's Golden Room.
The programme will continue on Saturday morning with a visit to the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA), in the neighbourhood of Palermo, where partners will tour the museum's permanent collection. Later, they will have a lunch prepared by chefs Fernando Trocca, Guido Tassi and Javier Rodríguez.
To close the programme, the Argentine First Lady will present a new initiative combining art and childhood support, that will be carried out as part of Argentina's National Plan on Early Childhood. Bringing together 10 of Argentina's most prominent artists in as a first stage, the project will be announced at the G20 Summit.