The unprecedented health, economic and social crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic is severely affecting people all over the world, threatening their lives, jobs and social relationships. Future expectations are deteriorating, above all for younger generations.
Faced with this scenario, the G20 must lead the change towards a better and brighter future for the entire global society.
This means tackling the health and economic crisis in the short run but also looking beyond, and shaping a sustainable, just, inclusive and resilient recovery. To achieve this ambitious goal, our policy actions must be centered around people, both at national and multilateral level. This means eradicating poverty, as mandated by the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of the United Nations. It also means tackling inequality, which has been rising over the past decades, and even further during the present crisis. Building a more inclusive global society implies protecting the most vulnerable, above all young people, precarious workers, small and medium enterprises; promoting women’s empowerment; ensuring universal access to education; redistributing opportunities within countries and decreasing disparities between regions.