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G20 Pledges Fair Distribution of Vaccine as U.N. Warns Some Countries Face Financial Ruin, Hunger

HeadlineNov 23, 2020

Leaders from the G20 nations pledged Sunday to distribute coronavirus vaccines fairly around the world. This comes as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said he was issuing an “S.O.S.” for less wealthy countries and is pushing for a rescue package worth at least 10% of the global economy.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “The developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering. We see tremendous debt vulnerabilities emerging, especially among commodity- and tourism-dependent economies.”

President Trump addressed the virtual summit by boasting of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and skipped sessions on the pandemic to play golf. Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the international climate deal as one of his first acts in office.

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