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Global Health Summit – 21 May 2021

On 21 May 2021 in Rome, Italy, as chair of the G20 , and the European Commission will co-host the Global Health Summit.

The Summit is an opportunity for G20 and invited leaders, heads of international and regional organisations, and representatives of global health bodies, to share lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop and endorse a ‘Rome Declaration’ of principles.
Principles can be a powerful guide for further multilateral cooperation and joint action to prevent future global health crises, and for a joint commitment to build a healthier, safer, fairer and more sustainable world.

“The Global Health Summit is a special event of the Italian G20 Presidency held in cooperation with the European Commission. It will provide a timely opportunity to share the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss how to improve health security, strengthen our health systems and enhance our ability to deal with future crises in a spirit of solidarity.”
Mario Draghi – Prime Minister of Italy

“The world needs to be better prepared to protect humanity against future pandemics. We have to learn our lessons, and all countries need to better work together for improving global health security. To support these efforts the European Union will co-host a Global Health Summit with the Italian G20 Presidency. “
Ursula von der Leyen – President of the European Commission

The Summit will build on

the Coronavirus Global Response, a pledging marathon that last year raised close to €16 billion from donors worldwide for universal access to coronavirus treatments, tests and vaccines

the existing work of multilateral institutions and frameworks, notably the World Health Organization and the International Health Regulationso

the health initiatives and processes, including those taking place in the G20 and G7

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