On behalf of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, I am pleased to invite you to this special High-Level Side Event to the UN General Assembly co-hosted by UN ESCWA and MPPN.
Distinguished speakers at the event include, among others:
H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana
H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica
H.E. Biswo Nath Poudel, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal
H.E. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Pakistan
H.E. Obeth Mbuipaha Kandjoze, Director General of the National Planning Commission, Namibia
H.E. Fitsum Assefa Adela, Commissioner of the Planning and Development Commission, Ethiopia
H.E. Shamsul Alam, State Minister of Planning, Bangladesh
H.E. Ariunzaya Ayush, Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Mongolia
H.E. Samheng Boros, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Cambodia
H.E. Alejandra Botero, Director of the Department of National Planning, Colombia
H.E. Jinanggoon Rojananan, Deputy Secretary General of National Economic and Social Development Council, Thailand
H.E. Tan Weiping, Deputy Director-General of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China
H.E. José Nabor Cruz Marcelo, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy CONEVAL, Mexico
Rola Dashti, Under Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA.
Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP
Mamta Murthi, Vice President of Human Development, World Bank
David Stewart, Chief of Child Poverty and Social Protection, UNICEF
This event convenes global leaders with a demonstrated commitment to tackling the multidimensional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of people living in poverty. Speakers will share innovations in poverty measurement and reduction, as well as challenges and lessons learned from responding to the crisis and how MPIs are guiding policies towards a more equitable future. It will show how through collaborations and evidence-based policymaking, leaders can make a difference in envisioning a better and more equal world. We very much look forward to seeing you there.