UN General Assembly Side Event 2021

23 September 2021

This high-level virtual event, organized by the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) and co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), is a two hour-long dynamic discussion. Speakers are high-level representatives of governments and international organizations. They are key actors in the need of the hour: to ensure that, during COVID-19 recovery, high-impact and integrated policies drawing on the MPIs are used in the hands of policy actors to drive back interlinked deprivations, so a more equitable future gathers momentum. 

Leadership Panel 

7:31 · H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana 

16:19 · H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica Ministerial & Country Panel: 

19:39 · H.E. Biswo Nath Poudel, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal 

25:00 · H.E. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry, Pakistan 

32:08 · H.E. Obeth Mbuipaha Kandjoze, Director General of the National Planning Commission, Namibia 

36:29 · H.E. Fitsum Assefa Adela, Commissioner of the Planning and Development Commission, Ethiopia 

42:37 · H.E. Shamsul Alam, State Minister of Planning, Bangladesh 

50:40 · H.E. Ariunzaya Ayush, Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Mongolia 

55:13 · H.E. Samheng Boros, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Cambodia 

1:06:20 · H.E. Alejandra Botero, Director of the Department of National Planning, Colombia 

1:10:56 · H.E. Jinanggoon Rojananan, Deputy Secretary General of National Economic and Social Development Council, Thailand 

1:15:47 · H.E. Tan Weiping, Deputy Director-General of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China 

1:25:31 · H.E. José Nabor Cruz Marcelo, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy CONEVAL, Mexico 

Institutional Panel

1:30:05 · Rola Dashti, Under Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA. 

1:35:39 · Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP

1:00:05 · Mamta Murthi, Vice President of Human Development, World Bank 

1:40:48 · David Stewart, Chief of Child Poverty and Social Protection, UNICEF 

1:45:53 · Michelle Muschett, Senior Public Policy Advisor, OPHI, University of Oxford 

1:48:56 · James Foster, Vice Dean and Professor, George Washington University Moderators: Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI, University of Oxford and Gonzalo Hernandez Licona, Director of MPPN, OPHI, University of Oxford