Tell the G20 to help protect the most vulnerable economies
COVID-19 has hit the world hard. But whilst rich countries have spent over $14 trillion to protect their economies, vulnerable countries have been left behind.
African countries have a funding gap of $345 billion for 2020-23 to restart their economies and fund urgent healthcare, vaccination and education programmes. This is just a tiny percentage of what rich countries have spent to protect themselves from the pandemic in the past year.
As Italy holds the Presidency of the G20 this year, they have a huge role to play. Add your name to ONE’s letter asking the Italian government to do all they can to push the G20 to support efforts for the most vulnerable countries to recover from COVID-19.
To the Italian G20 Presidency,
The pandemic has hit the world hard, and the only way to recover is by working together. If it doesn’t then millions of lives will be put in jeopardy. We need a global economic response plan, which leaves no person or country behind, with commitments including:
- Any new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (which will boost a country’s financial reserves), to be fairly reallocated with low and middle income countries;
- Agreement to continue to pause debt payments owed to G20 countries to the end of 2021 and beyond;
- A fair and effective plan for providing greater debt relief to countries most in need (as part of the Common Framework) with full participation from all creditors;
- Greater transparency of debts owed to governments by all creditors, including their terms, through the creation of a public registry.