G20 Summit concludes with Canadian funding announcement and reaffirmation of Canadian priorities
The group of 20 (G20) summit has concluded in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit allowed nations, including Canada, to build on priorities established at the group of seven (G7) Summit. These priorities include equal access to quality education to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; the implementation of the 'Ocean Plastics Charter' to eradicate plastic pollution; and for the replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
At the summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an additional US$8 million (CAD10 million) in funding for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI). This funding targets developing vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease outbreaks.