World leaders, NGOs, and international institutions converged in Paris this June for a groundbreaking "summit for a new global financial pact", igniting hope for a transformative shift in international financial policies. Amidst the historical walls of Palais Brongniart, over 1,500 participants, including 40 heads of state, united to craft a shared political vision for a profound reform of the international financial architecture and governance. In a passionate address, President Emmanuel Macron declared: "These two days have allowed us to build a new consensus for the planet." Concrete achievements emerged from the summit, with developed countries surpassing their 2021 commitment to transfer $100 billion of special drawing rights to support developing nations. Encouraging progress was also made toward reaching the goal of providing $100 billion for climate action in developing countries by this year. Additionally, $200 billion of additional lending capacity over the next decade was pledged, alongside debt restructuring for Zambia and the establishment of a new biodiversity fund. Experts acknowledge the potential of this summit to mark a turning point, addressing intertwined crises of poverty, public debt, climate change, and eroding trust in institutions. While tangible progress has been made, the ultimate success will be measured over time. It is hoped that this landmark agreement will set the stage for a successful COP28 in Dubai, providing a beacon of hope for achieving the necessary measures to limit global warming. As President Ruto of Kenya expressed, the conversation has begun, ushering in a new era of collaboration and hope for a sustainable future.

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