UN General Assembly Side Event 2020

23 September 2020

Recording of the high-level online Side Event at the 75th UN General Assembly on 23 September entitled 'Poverty at a Crossroads: Using Leadership and the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Build Back Better'. The event was co-hosted by the Governments of Chile and Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) and OPHI. At the event, 21 world leaders and policymakers discussed how to reduce poverty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Leadership Panel: 2:43 H.E. Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile 

7:37 H.E. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan 

12:35 H.E. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan 

24:28 H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica 

31:26 H.E. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras 

38:46 H.E. K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal 

46:35 H.E. María Alejandra Muñoz, Vice President of Ecuador Event Co-Hosts: 

58:00 H.E. Karla Rubilar, Minister of Social Development and Families, Chile 

1:05:48 H.E. Sania Nishtar, Minister of Poverty Alleviation, Pakistan 

1:11:35 Mr. Luis Felipe López-Calva, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP 

1:18:43 Mr. Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director, Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, MPPN

Ministerial and Institutional Panel: 

1:25:49 H.E. Jackson Mthembu, Minister in the Presidency, South Africa 

1:33:25 H.E. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development & Planning, Indonesia 

1:40:35 H.E. Ariunzaya Ayush, Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Mongolia 

1:52:03 H.E. M. A. Mannan, Minister of Planning, Bangladesh 

1:55:50 H.E. Mohamed Aslam, Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Maldives 

2:03:23 H.E. Ángeles Moreno Bau, Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Spain 

2:08:36 H.E. Rosemarie G. Edillon, Undersecretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines 

2:13:53 H.E. Daniel Gómez Gaviria, Subdirector, Department of National Planning, Colombia 

1:21:31 Ms. Cecilia Scharp, Assistant Director General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida 

1:47:38 Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary-General 

2:21:43 Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera, Director of Programmes, UNICEF 

2:26:27 Mr. Jamie Coats, President, SOPHIA Oxford