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GLF Members sign second Letter to G20 Leaders

Jun 1, 2020

A total of thirty three GLF Members signed the follow up letter to G20 Leaders. The letter asks that Governments work together in a more coordinated way and that they develop both national and international infrastructure to build a new and more effective form of multilateralism which will improve the world’s preparedness and capacity to react to the next crisis.

The letter was co-authored by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Swedish economist Erik Berglof, African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and our very own GLF Vice Chair, Helen Clark.

Moving forwards, they ask that G20 Leaders invest in ‘green’ infrastructure to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and Climate change agreements. They also ask leaders to think about a ‘global growth target’ as government’s try to rebuild global trading relationships. Thirdly, they ask that in order to increase government revenue, leaders shouls work together in a coordinated approach to recover money lost to tax havens.