Global Policy and Development

Friday, 07.07.17 15:00 bis Friday, 07.07.17 21:30 - GLS Gemeinschaftsbank, Düsternstr. 10, Hamburg

We need to talk: Debt20 meets G20

During the Summit, representatives from indebted countries meet with the G20 to discuss strategies on how to deal with debt crises.

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On the eve of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, together with partners from critically indebted countries, the German alliance for debt relief, Bread for the World, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and WEED – World Economy, Ecology and Development discuss how debt crises can be solved quickly and efficiently in the future.

At the Dialogue Event “We need to talk: Debt20 meets G20”, representatives of the G20 and their institutions will enter into a dialogue with the Debt20, who are comprised of twenty activists, scientists and politicians from indebted countries. The discussion will center on preventing looming debt crises from derailing the attainment of the global development goals.

Members of the Debt20 include the Ecuadorian economist Alberto Acosta, the director of AFRODAD, the African Forum and Network for Debt and Development, Dr. Fanwell Bokosi, and the Grenadian Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Planning, and Labour, Oliver Joseph. They will speak about their experiences and perspectives, together with experts from Honduras, Mozambique, Pakistan, Serbia and Zimbabwe.

Johannes Wolff, team leader for G20 priorities and Dr. Elke Baumann, head of the department for debt rescheduling/Paris Club (both from the Federal Ministry of Finance), as well as Mark Flanagan (International Monetary Fund) and Elena Flores (European Commission) are representing the G20 in the dialogue.

Kristina Rehbein, political consultant at, requests that the G20 assume their self-imposed responsibilities: “The G20 ascribe to themselves a central role in ensuring a stable global financial system. Therefore, they must confront the question of how they want to deal with debt crises.”


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Further Information:

Mara Liebal, 0211 /46 93 -211, m.liebal(at)

Schlagworte: english

Department/Section: GPol, Weltwirtschaft und Handel global

Organisation/Koordination:, Mara Liebal, 0211 /46 93 -211,

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    Jochen Steinhilber


    Julia Kühne, Assistant to the Head of Department

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    030/269 35-7510


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    The Global Policy and Development Department deals with the following range of topics:

    • democracy-building
    • development policy
    • peace and security, disarmament
    • gender justice
    • global economy, taxes and trade policy
    • international energy and climate change policy
    • international trade union policy
    • migration and development
    • social justice
    • business and human rights

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Thomas Mättig
Thomas Mättig
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