Business, labour groups urge G20 to expand debt freeze for poorer countries

The International Chamber of Commerce, a global trade union and civil society groups, urged the Group of 20 major economies to extend and expand a freeze in debt service payments to help not just the poorest but also middle-income countries weather the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

The ICC, International Trade Union Confederation, and Global Citizen, a group pushing to end extreme poverty by 2030, also called on G20 finance ministers, who will meet online on July 18, to take additional steps to boost the participation.

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