Erik Berglöf, Gordon Brown, Helen Clark, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 02 June 2020

Our world is at a critical moment. May 30th saw the highest daily figure recorded worldwide for new cases of COVID-19, with countries on every continent attempting to stop the transmission of the virus and save lives. In this letter to world leaders, more than 230 former world leaders and leading global health experts and economists underline the urgency of addressing the medical emergency and providing debt relief to the poorest countries and more resources to the international financial institutions delivering immediate relief to countries facing the effects of an unprecedented, global crisis. They also call for the global health and financial architecture to be further strengthened, and in parts redesigned, to enhance our preparedness and capacity to act with speed and at scale to fight future crises. 


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