President von der Leyen hosts the Global Health Summit in Rome together with the Italian Presidency of the G20

On Friday, 21 May 2021, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will host the Global Health Summit in Rome jointly with Prime Minister Mario Draghi, for the Italian Presidency of the G20. The Summit will bring together G20 and invited leaders, heads of international and regional organisations, and representatives of global health bodies, to share lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will develop and endorse a ‘Rome Declaration’ of principles that will guide a truly global response to future health crises. President von der Leyen and Prime Minister Draghi will open the Summit at 13:30 CET, followed by a plenary session, and closing speeches by both hosts will take place at 17:15 CET. At the end of the Summit, at around 17:30 CET, the President and Prime Minister Draghi will also hold a joint press conference. You can follow the whole Summit and the press conference live on EbS. The following day, on Saturday, President von der Leyen will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, followed by a meeting with Cardinal State Secretary Pietro Parolin. More information is available on the Summit website.