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UN General Assembly 2021: Debt Highlights

As part of Eurodad’s advocacy efforts, the civil society network followed the interventions of heads of state with a focus on debt and climate issues at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of 2021. We share below a list with links to the relevant speeches on these issues that Eurodad assembled from watching the debates at UNGA.

This year’s General Assembly was marked by the growing number of calls for reform of the international financial architecture. Adoption of measures such as the establishment of a debt workout mechanism, improved debt restructuring processes, immediate debt cancellation and relief, as well as the need to recognize and act on the increasingly important linkages between debt and climate were present throughout speeches and declarations made by leaders of developing countries.