France doubles COVID-19 vaccine commitment; redirects 20% of Special Drawing Rights to African Continent

In a pre-recorded video message made public during the Global Citizen live concert held simultaneously in Paris, Lagos, New York City, and other cities, French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced:

  1. France will double its COVID-19 vaccine sharing pledge, providing an additional 60 million doses to COVAX, the World Health Organization's (WHO) vaccine initiative, for a total of 120 million doses by the end of Q2, 2022; and
  2. France will redirect 20% of its Special Drawing Rights from the IMF to the African continent - a move France recommends G20 countries replicate - which will help mobilize US$100.0 billion. 

Tweet - French President Video message 

Impact report - Global Citizen