A diverse coalition of 34 anti-poverty groups from around the world is alarmed that G20 Summit leaders appear more consumed by bankers’ bonuses than the worsening situation of the world’s poorest people.
Optimism is the leitmotif surrounding the upcoming Pittsburgh Summit. Yet certain concerns remain. A year ago, as the dramatic recession unfolded around the world, many were convinced we were heading for a repeat of the Crash of 1929.
Due to measures adopted at the G-20 Summit in London last April, the worst threat in decades to the global economy was contained.
All eyes are focused on New York right now, but in just a few days Pittsburgh will grab the global stage when heads of state from the world’s biggest economies show up for the G20 Summit. As most of you know, in addition to a variety of requests for follow-up from the G20 London Summit and the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, ONE is also calling for the G20 to agree to host an upcoming summit in Africa.
This week the G20 meet in Pittsburgh, USA and GCAP and the GCAP Feminist Task Force will be working in partnership with the Bail Out the People movement to bring voices from around the world to the summit.
The G20 Summit in Pittsburgh is fast approaching and ONE members are preparing a very special message for the occasion, calling on G20 leaders to hold one of their upcoming summits in Africa. 34,000 ONE members have already signed the petition asking the G20 to Go To Africa and see Africa’s potential to be a driving economic force of the 21st century for themselves.