Blog: G20 should be anchor in COVID-19 storm
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  • By UNDESA on 15 May 2020
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15 May 2020 -

Xiaolan Fu, founding director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) of the University of Oxford and former member of the 10-member high-level advisory group to support the United Nations Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM)

An Oxford University scholar has called upon the Group of 20 (G20) countries to be the “anchor in a storm” for the COVID-19 pandemic, which she described as a “wake-up call for collaboration.”

Major governments should coordinate their policies and measures in the fight against the pandemic and promote economic stability and growth at the upcoming virtual G20 Summit, Fu Xiaolan, founding director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) of the University of Oxford, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

“Viruses have no nationality. They are the enemy of human community and no country. Nobody has the privilege to be exempted from their attacks,” said Fu, also a former member of the 10-member high-level advisory group to support the United Nations Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).

She noted that to cope with such challenges as this pandemic, the international community should focus on the “3-Cs” cooperation mode, namely, “cooperation in scientific research and knowledge sharing; coordination in non-medical intervention in combating the virus; cooperation in stabilizing markets, mitigating the negative impact of an economic recession, and prevention of a global economic crisis.”

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