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President and CEO March 6, 2009

Samuel A. Worthington

Chair Timothy Geithner, Secretary
Charles MacCormack,
Save the Children U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Vice Chair Washington DC 20220
Ritu Sharma Fox,
Women Thrive Worldwide
Re: G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting
Treasurer
Amy Coen, Dear Secretary Geithner:
Population Action International
We appreciate your leadership to resolve the global economic crisis while the United
States continues to support the Millennium Development Goals. InterAction is the
Board of Directors
Kenneth Bacon, Refugees International largest coalition of U.S.-based international NGOs, working in every developing country
David Beckmann, Bread for the World with the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. The U.S. supports this work by
Carol Bellamy, World Learning
Sekyu Chang, contributing almost $6 billion dollars each year to InterAction members.
Korean American Sharing Movement
Julius Coles, Africare
Helene D. Gayle, CARE USA We are deeply concerned that the global economy and financial systems have failed to
Anne Lynam Goddard, deliver stable growth but have instead continued to tolerate high levels of poverty and
Christian Children’s Fund
Lee H. Hamilton, inequality. On our present course we face an environmental catastrophe that will
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ultimately result in substantial economic damage. We call upon the governments of the
Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps
Elizabeth Latham, US Committee for UNDP G20 to design and implement a green recovery plan which defends decent jobs and
Jo Luck, Heifer International public services for all, mitigates the human cost of the crisis and protects the poorest,
John McCullough, Church World Service
Mary Ellen McNish, 70% of whom are women, while promoting sustainable growth that protects the planet.
American Friends Service Committee
Hugh Parmer, American Refugee Committee
Daniel E. Pellegrom, Pathfinder International We urge you during your meeting on March 14th to consider the following issues:
Linda Pfeiffer, INMED 1. Reaffirm aid commitments and ensure sufficient emergency funding for
Robert Radtke,
Episcopal Relief and Development developing countries. Developing countries must have immediate access to the
Yolonda C. Richardson, emergency funds necessary to pursue counter-cyclical policies in force elsewhere.
Centre for Development & Population Activities
Carter Roberts, World Wildlife Fund This must be free from the policy conditionality that has characterized interventions
George Rupp, in developing countries over the past three decades
International Rescue Committee
Zainab Salbi, 2. Require fundamental reform of the governance structure and conditionality
Women for Women International policies of the World Bank and IMF. The Bank and the Fund need to be more
Ron Sconyers, Physicians for Peace
Kathy Spahn, Helen Keller International accountable and to reflect the priorities of developing countries. Their funding and
Richard Stearns, World Vision policies need to support counter cyclical fiscal policies and not block the expenditure
Tsehaye Teferra,
Ethiopian Community Development Council of aid. Their voting procedures must provide additional votes for emerging
Emily Untermeyer, Amigos de las Americas economies and developing countries.
3. Ensure a massive investment in a “Green New Deal” to build a green economy.
Governments’ investments in response to the economic crisis should be predicated on
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building a low-carbon economy, based on justice and equality.
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PHONE: (202) 667-8227 We trust the United States will, with the other G20 countries, take bold measures to
FAX: (202) 667-8236 address the deepening global economic crisis in support of international social justice. If
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your staff has questions please contact John Ruthrauff, jruthrauff@interaction.org.
Sincerely yours,

Samuel A. Worthington

Cc: Michael Froman, G20 Sherpa
Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council

InterAction is a membership association of US private voluntary organizations engaged in international humanitarian efforts including
relief, development, refugee assistance, environmental protection, population programming, policy advocacy, and education.
InterAction is a membership association of US private voluntary organizations engaged in international humanitarian efforts including
relief, development, refugee assistance, environmental protection, population programming, policy advocacy, and education.