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G20 health ministers acknowledge health systems’ vulnerability to pandemics

20 April 2020, 4:40 AM

Health ministers from the Group of 20 major economies discussed weaknesses in health systems that made the world vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak and other pandemics, a statement said after a virtual meeting on Sunday.

G20 countries agree debt freeze for world’s poorest countries

16 April 2020, 5:19 AM

Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies agreed on Wednesday to suspend debt service payments for the world’s poorest countries through the end of the year, a move quickly matched by a group of hundreds of private creditors.

Mbeki joins the call for G20 to commit more funds to fight COVID-19

11 April 2020, 9:00 AM

Former President Thabo Mbeki has joined over 200 former Presidents, Prime Ministers and International Public Servants in calling on the G20 to immediately commit additional financial resources to fill the most urgent gaps in the COVID-19 response. 

Social groups urge mass debt relief for poor countries hit by crisis

7 April 2020, 3:14 AM

Nearly 140 campaign groups and charities urged the IMF and World Bank, G20 governments and private creditors on Tuesday to help the world’s poorest countries through the coronavirus crisis by cancelling debt payments.

World Bank urges G20 to refrain from export restrictions for pandemic supplies

31 March 2020, 1:35 AM

The World Bank on Monday urged the Group of 20 major economies (G20) to refrain from imposing new export restrictions on critical medical supplies, food or other key products as the world battles the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

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