Sharing Economic Benefits: Social Protection as a tool for Building Back Better after COVID-19
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Sponsor and main Organizer: Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations

Co-sponsors: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations, Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations, The World Bank - Social Development Global Practice.

The event will showcase some of the best examples of innovative approaches to action and delivery on social protection that have been implemented recently and will offer lessons for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, building back better and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.The roundtable discussion will include government representatives sharing country experiences and representatives of the World Bank’s Global Social Development Unit and OECD’s Inclusive Growth Unit sharing their respective findings.

Moderator:
Sarah Cliffe, NYU Center on International Cooperation

Speakers:
  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Dr. Diani Sadiawati, Senior Advisor, Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Government of Indonesia
  • Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Government of Ethiopia
  • Dr. Rola Dashti, Executive Director, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
  • H.E. Luis Bermudez, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, The Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations
  • Ingo Wiederhofer, Acting Global Director and Lead Social Development Specialist at The World Bank Social Development Global Practice
  • Romina Boarini, OECD Senior Advisor and Coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative
  • Dr. Attiya Waris, Director of Research and Enterprise and Associate Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy, University of Nairobi

  • United Nations