UN Chief Urges G20 Leaders To Act, Cooperate Before They Meet Online

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, yesterday called on leaders of the Group of 20 (G20), to act and cooperate to collectively cope with common threats and challenges, before meeting with them online over the weekend.

Guterres told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, “This weekend, G20 leaders will meet as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage our world. I will take part and my main message is simple: We need solidarity and cooperation.”

The secretary-general noted that the international community needs “concrete action now – especially for the most vulnerable,” namely advancing on two fronts: recovering in a way that is inclusive – bringing everyone along; and recovering in a way that is sustainable – meaning, above all, stepped-up climate action.

The 2020 G20 Riyadh summit, will be the 15th meeting of the G20. It will be held on Nov 21-22 (today and tomorrow) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.– NNN-XINHUA