A letter to G20 leaders has called for immediate international action to help emerging and developing countries in the Covid-19 crisis.
Coordinated by Professor Erik Berglof, Director of LSE's Institute of Global Affairs, Gordon Brown, the former UK Prime Minister, and Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, it has been signed by more than 200 former world leaders, leading economists and global health experts.
It says: "The communique from the G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on March 26, 2020, recognised the gravity and urgency of the entwined public health and economic crises, but we now require urgent specific measures that can be agreed on with speed and at scale: emergency support for global health initiatives led by the World Health Organisation and emergency measures to restore the global economy. Both require world leaders to commit to funding far beyond the current capacity of our existing international institutions."
The full letter is here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/News-Assets/PDFs/2020/FINAL-LETTER-2-to-G20-leaders.pdf
A list of signatories is here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/News/News-Assets/PDFs/2020/Final-Letter-2-to-G20-leaders-SIGNATURES.pdf