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Debt Relief for World’s Poorest Countries Barely Mentioned at G20 Summit in Rome

Working session during the G20 leaders summit in Rome. Image via the G20.

Leaders from the world’s wealthiest countries meeting in Rome over the weekend covered a lot of ground on everything from finalizing an agreement on a global minimum corporate tax to new climate-related commitments.

But for a conference purportedly focused on “addressing today’s most pressing global challenges,” the burgeoning debt crisis throughout much of the Global South was not on the agenda in any meaningful way and received only a passing mention as point #11 in the final communiqué

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