The picture in New york times is really comical.It showes a large circle with about seventy seats .There is also a second row covering about one third of the circle.I have never
seen such a seating arrangement.I thought g-20 may remain a small and effective group .Seeing the seating i am not sure. Still i could feel that i could work with a 20 member group .It represents may be 70 percent of the humanity , that is an achievement.It also represents 80 percent the financial and economic output.
I would add a representative for AFrica,central america as well as former soviet states.
That will make it agroup of 23 and would represent 90 plus percent of the world output.
The G-20 is made up of the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries:
United States of America
And twentieth member is europeon union with rotating membership
Unlike international institutions such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IMF or World Bank, the G-20 (like the G-7) has no permanent staff of its own. The G-20 chair rotates between members, and is selected from a different regional grouping of countries each year. In 2009 the G-20 chair is the United Kingdom, and in 2010 it will be South Korea. The chair is part of a revolving three-member management Troika of past, present and future chairs. The incumbent chair establishes a temporary secretariat for the duration of its term, which coordinates the group's work and organizes its meetings. The role of the Troika is to ensure continuity in the G-20's work and management across host years.
NYT says G 20 agrees on Far-Reaching economic PLan.