The following op-ed from ONE’s Executive Director Jamie Drummond and Policy Board member John Githongo has just been published in Canada’s Globe and Mail and newspapers across Africa:
As host of this year’s G8 and G20 meetings, Canada is in a great position to lead the essential process of reinvigorating the global campaign against extreme poverty.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), representing Civil Society Organizations in over 130 countries applauds the initiative by the AU to be a full member at the G20. We also pledge our full support for the AU in pursuing this initiative.
At the conclusion of the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, Canada’s Prime Minister Harper and South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak announced that they would both host G20 summits. Here at ONE, we were curious to see how this announcement would play out, since South Korea had already been tapped for the next G-20 and Canada was in line for the next G8.
On Monday, Prime Minister Harper announced that Toronto, Canada, will host the G-20 Summit on June 26 and 27, 2010. He was joined by President Myung-ba, who announced that Seoul, South Korea, will host a second G20 in November 2010.