At the upcoming Summit For A New Global Financing Pact on June 22-23 in Paris, France, Canada needs to reaffirm its commitment to supporting the inclusive global economic recovery needed after the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing the rechanneling of Canada’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean from 18 per cent to 40 per cent. Canada also needs to champion the inclusion of natural disaster and pandemic debt-suspension clauses in all-new loans to low- and middle-income countries. We need to invest in and be part of #GameChangers2030. Our country is unlikely to need or use its SDRs as Canada’s international reserves are already well stocked. Low-income countries, on the other hand, need this international currency to deal with climate change, pandemics, and other longer-term issues. In October 2021, the G20 countries (including Canada) promised to recycle $100-billion in SDRs from members to vulnerable countries, a commitment reiterated by the G7 leaders at their May 2023 meeting. The International Monetary Fund set up two channels for countries to recycle their SDRs: the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and the Resilience and Sustainability Trust. Most donor countries have redirected portions of their SDRs toward low-income countries. While Canada has thus far redirected 40 per cent of its SDRs (at no cost to taxpayers), more than 20 per cent was loaned to Ukraine. More than 60 low- and middle-income countries are in serious distress, greatly indebted with little, if any, ability to repay. Marnie Shaw Calgary, Alta.