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The G20's COVID Agenda

Heads of state and government from the world's largest economies will have plenty on their plate at this year's G20 summit in Rome on October 30-31. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, it is clear what their immediate priorities should be.

CAMBRIDGE – Finance ministers, central bank governors, and political leaders are hard at work preparing for the 2021 G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in Rome on October 30-31. With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching well into its second year, the meeting will come at a time of heightened uncertainty about public health and the global economy. And though the mechanisms of international cooperation have been weakened by the pandemic and remain bruised by former US President Donald Trump’s legacy, they are more important than ever.