Mexico will take over the G20 at a stormy time for the global economy. Mexico can lead on restoring a truly global outlook to the G20, with Africa as part of the solution to the growth and debt crises that has dominated in France. When ONE co-founder Bono met with President Calderón in May there was strong agreement the G20 should continue to focus on fighting poverty.
Speaking from Cannes, Adrian Lovett, Europe Director of ONE, said:
"Mexico should take forward progress made in Cannes on agriculture, infrastructure and fighting corruption through greater transparency. ONE also calls on the Mexican presidency to push forward the smart proposals made by Bill Gates in his report on financing for development. These are issues that require global cooperation that only groups like the G20 can bring".
"In 2012 Mexico will chair the G20, the committee of the most powerful countries on the planet. We hope President Calderón will stand up for some of the poorest people in the world who are not represented at the table. All eyes will be on Mexico and we look to the people of a great country to lead the fight on global development".
Notes to editors
1. ONE is a global advocacy and campaigning organization backed by more than 2.5 million people from around the world dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. For more information please click here
2. ONE will be on the ground at the G20 summit in Cannes from November 2-4 and will have staff available for interviews and policy briefings in French, English and German. Please contact Verena von Derschau in Cannes on +33 6 31 22 89 68 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Katherine Sladden on +44 7584 470 644 or email@example.com
3. For a full outline of ONE's policy position and key asks for the G20 summit click here