It’s Time to Include the African Union in the G20

The G20, founded in 1999, is an organisation comprised of 19 countries and the European Union (EU). The organisation’s purpose is to tackle global economic crises like the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its members account for over 80% of world GDP, 75% of international trade, and 60% of the world’s population. It is reasonable to expand the current G20 arrangement to accommodate Africa as a bloc through the African Union.

Jeffrey Sachs, a Sustainable Development Goals advisor, before the United Nations Food Systems Summit held on 26 July 2021 in Italy, similarly proposed that the G20 include Africa to form the G21….

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