LETTER TO GOVERNMENTS OF THE G20 NATIONS

We are writing to call for immediate internationally coordinated action–within the next few days–to address our deepening global health and economic crisis from COVID-19.

The communique from the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on March 26, 2020, recognized the gravity and urgency of the entwined public health and economic crisis, but we now require urgent specific measures that can be agreed on with speed and at scale: emergency support for global health initiatives led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and emergency measures to restore the global economy. Both require world leaders to commit to funding far beyond the current capacity of our existing international institutions.

In 2008-2010, the immediate economic crisis could be surmounted when the economic fault line—under-capitalization of the global banking system—was tackled. Now, however, the economic emergency will not be resolved until the health emergency is effectively addressed: the health emergency will not end simply by conquering the disease in one country alone, but by ensuring recovery from COVID-19 in all countries.

Global Health Measures

All health systems—even the most sophisticated and best funded–are buckling under the pressures of the virus. Yet if we do nothing as the disease spreads in poorer African, Asian, and Latin American cities and in fragile communities which have little testing equipment, ventilators, and medical supplies; and where social distancing and even washing hands are difficult to achieve, COVID-19 will persist there and re-emerge to hit the rest of the world with further rounds that will prolong the crisis.

World leaders must immediately agree to commit $8 billion–as set out by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board–to fill the most urgent gaps in the COVID-19 response.

This includes:

  • $1 billion this year urgently needed by WHO: This would enable WHO to carry out its critically important mandate in full. While it has launched a public appeal–200,000 individuals and organizations have generously donated more than $100 million–it cannot be expected to depend on charitable donations.

  • $3 billion for Vaccines: The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is coordinating the global research effort to develop and scale up effective COVID-19 vaccines. In addition Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will have an important role procuring and equitably distributing vaccines to the poorest countries and requires $7.4 billion for its replenishment: this should be fully funded.

  • $2.25 billion for Therapeutics: The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator aims to deliver 100 million treatments by the end of 2020 and is seeking these funds to rapidly develop and scale-up access to therapeutics.

  • Instead of each country, or state or province within it, competing for a share of the existing capacity, with the risk of rapidly increasing prices, we should also be vastly increasing capacity by supporting WHO in coordinating the global production and procurement of medical supplies, such as testing kits, personal protection equipment, and ITU technology to meet fully the worldwide demand. We will also need to stockpile and distribute essential equipment.

A further $35 billion will be required, as highlighted by WHO, to support countries with weaker health systems and especially vulnerable populations, including the provision of vital medical supplies, surge support to the national health workforce (70% of whom in many countries are underpaid women), and strengthening national resilience and preparedness. According to WHO, almost 30% of countries have no COVID-19 national preparedness response plans and only half have a national infection prevention and control program. Health systems in lower income countries will struggle to cope; even the most optimistic estimates from Imperial College London suggest there will be 900,000 deaths in Asia and 300,000 in Africa.

We propose the convening of a global pledging conference–its task supported by a G20 Executive Task Force–to commit resources to meeting these emergency global health needs.

Global Economic Measures

Much has been done by national governments to counter the downward slide of their economies. But a global economic problem requires a global economic response. Our aim should be to prevent a liquidity crisis turning into a solvency crisis, and a global recession becoming a global depression. To ensure this, better coordinated fiscal, monetary, central bank, and anti-protectionist initiatives are needed. The ambitious fiscal stimuli of some countries will be all-the-more effective if more strongly complemented by all countries in a position to do so.

  • A wider group of central banks should be given access to the arrangements for currency swaps and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should enter into swap arrangements with the major central banks. The IMF should use those hard currency resources and establish its own swap line facility to provide emergency financial support to emerging and developing nations. But it is vital that if we are to prevent mass redundancies, the guarantees that are being given in each country are rapidly followed through by banks via on-the-ground support for companies and individuals.

  • The emerging economies–and in particular those of the poorest countries–need special help, not the least in ensuring that support reaches all those affected by the drastic decrease in economic activity. The IMF has said it will mobilize all of its available resources. There should be an additional allocation of around $500-$600 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). At the same time, to ensure sufficient funding for individual countries, we encourage IMF members to allow lending quota limits to be exceeded in countries most in need.

  • The World Bank and many of the regional development banks have recently been recapitalized, but more will be needed. It is likely that, as in 2009 when the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) spending alone went from $16 billion to $46 billion, it–and the regional development banks–will need a much larger expansion of available resources.

  • To meet its responsibilities for humanitarian aid, and for refugees and displaced people, whose plight is likely to become desperate, and for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, UN agencies have issued this week an immediate call for $2 billion of additional resources that are urgently needed.

  • The international community should waive this year’s poorer countries’ debt repayments, including $44 billion due from Africa, and consider future debt relief to allow poor countries the fiscal space to tackle the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask the G20 to task the IMF and the World Bank to further assess the debt sustainability of affected countries.

  • We agree with African and developing country leaders that given the existential threat to their economies, the increasing disruption to livelihoods and education and their limited capacity to cushion people and companies, that at least $150 billion of overall support, will be needed for health, social safety nets, and other urgent help.

These allocations should be agreed to immediately, coordinated by a G20 Executive Task Force as part of the G20 Action Plan, and be confirmed in full at the upcoming IMF and World Bank meetings. The two core economic institutions should be given reassurances that additional bilateral funding will be forthcoming and the need for further capital injections agreed.

The longer-term solution is a radical rethink of global public health and a refashioning–together with proper resourcing–of the global health and financial architecture.

The United Nations, the governments of the G20 nations, and interested partners should work together to coordinate further action.

April 6, 2020

Signed,

Bertie Ahern - Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (1997-2008)
Montek Singh Ahluwalia - Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India (2004-2014)
Masood Ahmed - President of the Center for Global Development
Edmond Alphandéry - Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry of France (1993-1995) | Founder and Chairman of the Euro 50 Group
Abdulaziz Altwaijri¹ - Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (1991-2019)
Giuliano Amato - Prime Minister of Italy (1992-1993; 2000-2001)
Mohamed Amersi - Founder and Chairman, The Amersi Foundation
Louise Arbour - UN Special Representative for International Migration | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2004-2008)
Óscar Arias² - President of Costa Rica (2006-2010)
Shaukat Aziz³ - Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Bertrand Badré - Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank (2013-2016)
Gordon Bajnai - Prime Minister of Hungary (2009-2010)
Jan Peter Balkenende² - Prime Minister of the Netherlands (2002-2010)
Joyce Banda² - President of Malawi (2012-2014)
Ehud Barak¹ - Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001)
Nicolás Ardito Barletta - President of Panama (1984-1985)
José Manuel Durao Barroso² - Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004) | President of the European Commission (2004-2014) | Non-Executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International
Kaushik Basu - President of the International Economic Association | Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012-2016)
Deus Bazira - Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact at Georgetown University Medical Center
Marek Belka - Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005)| Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (2001-2002); Director of the European Department at the InternationalMonetary Fund (2008-2010)
Nicolas Berggruen³ - Chairman of the Berggruen Institute
Erik Berglöf - Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics | Chief Economist of the EBRD (2006-2014)
Sali Berisha¹ - President of Albania (1992-1997) | Prime Minister of Albania (2005-2013)
Tim Besley - President of the International Economic Association (2014-2017) | Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE
Carl Bildt² - Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) | Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014)
Valdis Birkavs² - Prime Minister of Latvia (1993-1994)
Tony Blair - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007)
James Brendan Bolger - Prime Minister of New Zealand (1990-1997)
Kjell Magne Bondevik² - Prime Minister of Norway (1997-2000; 2001-2005)
Patrick Bolton - Professor of Finance and Economics, Imperial College London; Professor, Columbia University
Lakhdar Brahimi - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria (1991-1993) | UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria (2012-2014) | Member of The Elders
Gordon Brown - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010)
Gro Harlem Brundtland²- Prime Minister of Norway (1990-1996) | Director General of the WHO (1998-2003) | Member of The Elders
John Bruton² - Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (1994-1997)
Felipe Calderón² - President of Mexico (2006-2012)
Rafael Ángel Calderón - President of Costa Rica (1990-1994)
Mauricio Cárdenas - Minister of Finance of Colombia (2012-2018)
Fernando Henrique Cardoso² - President of Brazil (1995-2002)
Hikmet Çetin¹ - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (1991-1994)
Laura Chinchilla² - President of Costa Rica (2010-2014)
Joaquim Chissano² - President of Mozambique (1986-2005)
Helen Clark² - Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) | UNDP Administrator (2009-2017)
Chelsea Clinton - Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Emil Constantinescu¹ - President of Romania (1996-2000)
Ertharin Cousin - Executive Director of the World Food Programme (2012-2017)
Alfredo Cristiani - President of El Salvador (1989-1994)
Herman De Croo¹ - President of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium (1999-2007)
Mirko Cvetković¹ - Prime Minister of Serbia (2008-2012)
Gavyn Davies - Chief Economist and Chairman of Global Investment Dept, Goldman Sachs (1988-2001) | Chairman of the BBC (2001-2004)
Božidar Djelić - Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (2007-2011)
Kemal Derviş - Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey (2001-2002) | Administrator of UNDP (2005-2009)
Ruth Dreifuss - President of the Swiss Confederation (1999) | Member of the Swiss Federal Council (1993-2002)
Mark Dybul - Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (2012-2017) | Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact at Georgetown University Medical Center
Victor J. Dzau - President of the United States National Academy of Medicine
Mikuláš Dzurinda - Prime Minister of Slovakia (1998-2006) | Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-2012)
Susan Elliott¹ | President, CEO, National committee on American Foreign Policy
Gareth Evans - Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-1996) | President and CEO of International Crisis Group (2000-2009)
Jeremy Farrar - Director of the Wellcome Trust
Eduardo Frei² - President of Chile (1994-2000)
Jan Fischer¹ - Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2009-2010); Finance Minister (2013-2014)
Joschka Fischer - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005)
Franco Frattini¹ - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy (2002-2004; 2008-2011) | European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom, and Security (2004-2008)
Chiril Gaburici¹ - Prime Minister of Moldova (2015) | Minister of Economy and Infrastructure (2018-2019)
Ahmed Galal - Finance Minister of Egypt (2013-2014)
Nathalie de Gaulle¹ - Chairwoman and Co-founder of NB-INOV
César Gaviria² - President of Colombia (1990-1994) | Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (1994-2004)
Nika Gilauri - Prime Minister of Georgia (2009-2012)
Enrico Giovannini - Minister for Labor & Social Policies of Italy (2013-2014) | Director, Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS)
Ian Goldin - Chief Executive & Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1996-2001) | Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006)
Felipe Gonzalez²³ - Prime Minister of Spain (1982-1996)
Hamish Graham - Consultant Paediatrician and Research Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Centre for International Child Health at University of Melbourne
Bryan Grenfell - Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim¹ - President of Mauritius (2015-2018)
Sergei Guriev - Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2016-2019)
Alfred Gusenbauer² - Chancellor of Austria (2000-2008)
Lucio Gutiérrez - President of Ecuador (2003-2005)
Tarja Halonen² - President of Finland (2000-2012)
Ricardo Hausmann - Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993)
Edward C. Holmes - ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
Bengt Holmström - Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences (2016)
Osvaldo Hurtado² - President of Ecuador (1981-1984)
Mohammed Ibrahim³ - Founder of Celtel | Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu¹ - Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (2004-2014)
Toomas Hendrik Ilves - President of Estonia (2006-2016)
Dalia Itzik¹ - Interim President of Israel (2007) | President of the Knesset (2006-2009)
Mladen Ivanić¹ - Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014-2018)
Gjorge Ivanov¹ - President of North Macedonia (2009-2019)
Hina Jilani- Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan | Member of The Elders
Mehdi Jomaa² - Prime Minister of Tunisia (2014-2015)
Ivo Josipović¹ - President of Croatia (2010-2015)
Mats Karlsson¹ - Vice President of External Affairs at the World Bank (1999-2011)
Caroline Kende-Robb - Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel (2011-2017) | Secretary-General of CARE International (2018-2020)
Kerry Kennedy¹ | President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
John Key- Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008-2016)
Jakaya Kikwete - President of Tanzania (2005-2015)
Ban Ki-Moon² - UN Secretary-General (2007-2016) | Deputy Chair of The Elders
Frederik Willem de Klerk - State President of South Africa (1989-1994)
Horst Köhler² - President of Germany (2004-2010)
Jadranka Kosor¹ - Prime Minister of Croatia (2009-2011)
John Kufuor² - President of Ghana (2001-2009)
Chandrika Kumaratunga² - President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005)
Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera² - President of Uruguay (1990-1995)
Ricardo Lagos²³ - President of Chile (2000-2006) | Member of the Elders
Zlatko Lagumdzija¹² - Foreign Affairs Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012-2015)
Pascal Lamy³ - Director-General of the World Trade Organization (2005-2013)
Linda Lanzilotta¹ | Vice President of the Italian Senate (2013-2018)
Hong-Koo Lee² - Prime Minister of South Korea (1994-1995)
Mark Leonard - Co-founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations
Yves Leterme² - Prime Minister of Belgium (2009-2011)
Enrico Letta - Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)
Budimir Lončar - Minister of Foreign Affairs of SFR Yugoslavia (1987-1991)
Justin Yifu Lin - Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank (2008-2012) | Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University
Tzipi Livni¹ - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel (2006-2009) | Minister of Justice (2013-2014)
Budimir Lonchar¹ - Minister of Foreign Affairs of SFR Yugoslavia 1987-1991
Petru Lucinschi¹ - President of Moldova (1997-2001)
Nora Lustig - President Emeritus of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association
Graça Machel - Education and Culture Minister of Mozambique (1975-1986) | Deputy Chair of The Elders
Mauricio Macri - President of Argentina (2015-2019)
Jamil Mahuad - President of Ecuador (1998-2000)
John Major - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1990-1997)
Moussa Mara¹ - Prime Minister of Mali (2014-2015)
Giorgi Margvelashvili¹ - President of Georgia (2013-2018)
Paul Martin³ - Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006)
Ricardo Martinelli - President of Panama (2009-2014)
Strive Masiyiwa - Founder and Executive Chairman of the Econet Group
Taher Masri¹ | Prime Minister of Jordan 1991
Beatrice Weder di Mauro - President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research
Thabo Mbeki³ - President of South Africa (1999-2008)
Péter Medgyessy¹ - Prime Minister of Hungary (2002-2004)
Rexhep Meidani¹² - President of Albania (1997-2002)
Stjepan Mesić¹ - President of Croatia (2000-2010)
Branko Milanović - Author of Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World (2019)
Benjamin Mkapa² - President of Tanzania (1995-2005)
Mario Monti²³ - Prime Minister of Italy (2011-2013)
Amre Moussa¹ - Secretary-General of the Arab League (2001-2011) | Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (1991-2001)
Rovshan Muradov¹ - Secretary-General of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center
Joseph Muscat¹ - Prime Minister of Malta (2013-2020)
Dawn Nakagawa - Executive Vice President at Berggruen Institute
Andrew Natsios - Administrator of USAID (2001-2006)
Bujar Nishani¹ - President of Albania (2012-2017)
Gustavo Noboa - President of Ecuador (2000-2003)
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo² - President of Nigeria (1999-2007)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Board Chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation | Finance Minister of Nigeria (2011-2015)
James O'Neill - Chair of Chatham House
Djoomart Otorbayev¹ - Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (2014-2015)
Roza Otumbayeva² - President of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011)
Leif Pagrotsky - Minister of Industry and Trade and Minister of Culture and Education of Sweden (1996-2006)
Ana Palacio¹ - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain (2002-2004)
Geoffrey Palmer - Prime Minister of New Zealand (1989-90) | Chair of the New Zealand Law Commission (2005-2010)
George Papandreou¹² - Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011)
Andrés Pastrana² - President of Colombia (1998-2002)
P.J. Patterson² - Prime Minister of Jamaica (1992-2005)
Christopher Pissarides - Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences (2010)
Rosen Plevneliev¹ - President of Bulgaria 2012-2017
Romano Prodi² - Prime Minister of Italy (2006-2008) | President of the European Commission (1999-2004)
Jan Pronk - Minister for Development Cooperation, The Netherlands (1989-1998)
Jorge Quiroga² - President of Bolivia (2001-2002)
Zeid Raad al Hussein - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2014-2018) | Member of the Elders
Iveta Radičová² - Prime Minister of Slovakia (2010-2012)
Jose Ramos Horta² - President of East Timor (2007-2012)
Òscar Ribas Reig² - Prime Minister of Andorra (1990-1994)
Mary Robinson² - President of Ireland (1990-1997) | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights | Chair of the Elders
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez - President of Costa Rica (1998-2002)
Dani Rodrik - President-Elect of the International Economic Association
Petre Roman² - Prime Minister of Romania (1989-1991)
Kevin Rudd²³ - Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010; 2013)
Jorge Sampaio² - President of Portugal (1996-2006)
Julio Maria Sanguinetti² - President of Uruguay (1985-1990; 1995-2000)
Juan Manuel Santos - President of Colombia (2010-2018) | Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2016); Member of The Elders
Kailash Satyarthi - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2014) | Founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Global March Against Child Labour and Global Campaign for Education
Wolfgang Schüssel² - Chancellor of Austria (2000-2007)
Ismail Serageldin - Vice President of the World Bank (1992-2000) | Co-Chair of NGIC
Rosalia Arteago Serrano¹ - President of Ecuador 1997
Han Seung-Soo² - Prime Minister of Korea (2008-2009)
John Sexton - President Emeritus, New York University | President (2002-2015) | Dean, NYU School of Law (1988-2002)
Jennifer Shipley² - Prime Minister of New Zealand (1997-1999)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - President of Liberia (2006-2018) | Member of The Elders
Javier Solana² - Secretary-General of the Council of the EU (1999-2009) | Secretary-General of NATO (1995-1999)
George Soros - Founder and Chair of the Open Society Foundations
Michael Spence³ - Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences (2001)
Devi Sridhar - Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh
Nicholas Stern - Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank (2000-2003) | Chief Economist of the EBRD (1994-1999) and Professor of Economics and Government, LSE
Joseph Stiglitz³ - Chief Economist of the World Bank (1997-2000) | Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences (2001)
Petar Stoyanov¹ - President of Bulgaria (1997-2002)
Laimdota Straujuma¹ - Prime Minister of Latvia (2014-2016)
Federico Sturzenegger - President of the Central Bank of Argentina (2015-2018)
Hanna Suchocka² - Prime Minister of Poland (1992-1993)
Lawrence Summers³ - Unites States Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001) | Director of the United States National Economic Council (2009-2010) | Chief Economist of the World Bank (1991-1993)
Boris Tadić¹² - President of Serbia (2004-2012)
Strobe Talbott - United States Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001); President of the Brookings Institution (2002-2017)
Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden - President of Mannheim University (2012-2019)
Jigme Y. Thinley² - Prime Minister of Bhutan (2008-2013)
Helle Thorning-Schmidt²³ - Prime Minister of Denmark (2011-2015)
Eka Tkeshelashvili¹ - Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia (2010-2012)
Jean-Claude Trichet - President of the European Central Bank (2003-2011) | Governor of the Bank of France (1993-2003)
Danilo Türk² - President of Slovenia (2007-2012) | President of WLA Club de Madrid
Cassam Uteem² - President of Mauritius (1992-2002)
Andrés Velasco - Finance Minister of Chile (2006-2010) | Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE
Marianna V. Vardinoyannis¹ | Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCo
Guy Verhofstadt² - Prime Minister of Belgium (1999–2008)
Filip Vujanović¹ - President of Montenegro (2003-2018)
Leonard Wantchekon - Founder and President of the African School of Economics
Shang-Jin Wei - Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (2014-2016)
Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury (2002-2012) | Chair of Christian Aid
James Wolfensohn - President of the World Bank (1995-2005)
George Yeo³ - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore (2004-2011)
Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2014)
Kateryna Yushchenko¹ - First Lady of Ukraine (2005-2010)
Viktor Yushchenko¹ - President of Ukraine (2005-2010)
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero² - Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011)
Valdis Zatlers¹ - President of Latvia (2007-2011)
Ernesto Zedillo²³ - President of Mexico (1994-2000) | Member of The Elders
Min Zhu³ - Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (2011-2016)

ActionAid UK - Girish Menon, CEO
African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) - Dr K.Y. Amoako, President and Founder
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) - Dr Agnes Kalibata, President
CARE International UK - Laurie Lee, CEO
Catholic Agency for Oversees Development (CAFOD) - Christine Allen, Director
Christian Aid - Amanda Mukwashi, CEO
Oxfam - Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO
Save the Children International - Inger Ashing, CEO
Save the Children UK - Kevin Watkins, CEO
Theirworld - Justin van Fleet, President
WaterAid UK - Tim Wainwright, CEO
WLA-Club de Madrid - María Elena Agüero, Secretary-General

WWe are also grateful for the support from:
Nana Akufo-Addo - President of Ghana (2017)
Dr. Abiy Ahmed - Prime Minister of Ethiopia;
H.E. Julius Maada Bio - President of Sierra Leone;
Sheikh Hasina Wazed - Prime Minister of Bangladesh;
Ken Ofori-Atta - Finance Minister of Ghana and Chair of the World Bank Development Committee

¹ Member of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC)
² Member of WLA Club de Madrid
³ Member of the Berggruen Institute 21st Century Council

¹ Member of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC)
² Member of WLA Club de Madrid
³ Member of the Berggruen Institute 21st Century Council