Today, world leaders are gathering in Paris for the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact hosted by President Macron, which could lay the foundations for a new global financial system.
To align with the summit, world-famous screen writer, director and UN Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals, Richard Curtis, has launched a new film featuring Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. The video urges world leaders at the Summit to ‘Listen to Mia’ in her campaign to reform the global financial architecture.
Multilateral Development Banks, like the World Bank, were created almost 80 years ago. As a result, their lending models are outdated and exclude countries in the Global South from accessing the funds they need to face current challenges.
Mia Mottley has advocated for reform of these institutions since she took office, as Prime Minister of Barbados. Through her Bridgetown Initiative she has set out clear steps to upgrade the international financial system and pave the way for a prosperous future for people and planet.
The film will be played to a crowd of twenty thousand at Global Citizen’s free, ticketed Power Our Planet: Live in Paris event, featuring performances from global superstars Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Jon Batiste and special guests Ayra Starr, FINNEAS, Joé Dwèt Filé and Mosimann.
Power Our Planet: Live in Paris is taking place on the sidelines of the Summit which is attempting to lay the groundwork for a new financial system that is fairer and more equitable globally. The Summit will see world leaders come together to take action on these global challenges and accelerate the much-needed transition.