The G20 summit is officially starting today in Cannes, at 12 pm CET.
So far, France, which chairs the Summit this year, has called for a common and sustainable dynamic for development. However, tensions about the Euro crisis may overshadow action against global poverty at this year’s conference.
“Development will be a second major challenge for the G20. I want our dual presidency (G8 and G20) to make Africa its priority”
Nicolas Sarkozy said at his press conference in January 2011.
However following recent events in Greece, this morning after a bilateral meeting with Nicolas Sarkozy, Barack Obama said that their most important task for the next two days is to solve the Eurozone crisis.
Does it mean that development will be, once again, the “poor kid” of the summit?
Our team is on the ground in Cannes and will regularly update us on the summit. Stay tuned, we will update this blog throughout the conference. We’ve also put together a list of people tweeting updates which you can follow for minute by minute reports.
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