Spain calls for financing at G20 development meeting

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The Congress of Deputies in Madrid. Image: La Moncloa

Spain’s State Secretary for International Cooperation, Angeles Moreno Bau, has called on the G20 to prioritise and finance aid and development.

She told the G20 meeting, “Governments must commit to a new social contract that is both inclusive and supportive, through investment in education, social protection, health systems and sustainable jobs. And the G20 plays an undeniable role in promoting this vision.”

She added Spain wanted to see development financing optimised, paying close attention to the use of resources, boosting common evaluation principles and aligning public and private financing with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Moreno Bau seconded the Italian initiative of setting up a G20 platform which, backed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and UN-Habitat, monitors the inclusion of the 2030 Agenda in medium-sized cities in rural areas.

The State secretary also took part in a humanitarian event organised by Italy and the World Food Programme in the context of meetings of G20 foreign affairs and development ministers. The event revolved around experiences and good practices in the fight against Covid-19, with the aim of strengthening the mechanisms for a multilateral response and logistics in dealing with health and food emergencies.


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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