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20 to 22 October 2021 | By invitation only

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The Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development is one of the nine Committees that make up the subsidiary structure of the Commission. Its sessions are convened every two years, and attended by senior government officials and experts from the ministries of finance, planning and development, and foreign affairs, and representatives of central banks, think tanks, the private sector, regional financing institutions, development partners and United Nations agencies, as well as eminent experts.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense human suffering across the globe and triggered the worst economic and social crisis in generations. Although Governments across Asia and the Pacific have responded aggressively to mitigate the immediate impacts of the crisis, several policy gaps and uncertainties remain. The pursuit of SDGs has also become much more challenging. The policymakers not only need to ensure economic recovery, finance rising fiscal deficits and address debt sustainability concerns, but to do so in a manner that is consistent with the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

To this end, the third session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development, to be convened virtually from 20 to 22 October 2021, will discuss a range of economic policies and innovative financing strategies that are needed to cope with such multifaceted challenges. Enhancing availability of financial resources and improving the alignment of available public and private investments with Sustainable Development Goals are critical in helping policymakers to transform their economies towards an inclusive, resilient and sustainable development pathway.

 

To complement the deliberations of the Committee and to enrich the experience of participants, various analytical and knowledge products will be shared and high-level panel discussions organized, along with special side events, such as a Regional Conversation on Financing for Development.


ASSESSMENT OF THE 3rd COMMITTEE SESSION

This questionnaire aims to assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of the session. Your feedback will enable the secretariat to improve its preparations for and servicing of future sessions. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. [Questionnaire]

20 Oct 2021
10:00
10:45
Opening of the Third session of the Committee
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Agenda item 1a: Opening of the session 

 

Opening remarks by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP [Opening remarks]

 

Special remarks by high-level speakers:

  • Her Excellency Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

  • His Excellency Mr. Omar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Pakistan [Special remarks]

  • His Excellency Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Finance, Thailand [Special remarks]

  • His Excellency Mr. Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance, Bhutan [Special remarks]

  • His Excellency Mr. A H M Mustafa Kamal, Minister of Finance, Bangladesh [Special remarks]

  • Mr. Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development/Chief Economist, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs [Special remarks]

  • Mr. Bambang Susantono, Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank [Special remarks]

 

 

YouTube links of the proceedings in UN languages: Floor     English     Chinese     Russian     French

10:45
10:55
1b. Election of officers
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)
10:55
11:00
1c. Adoption of the agenda
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)
11:00
12:00
Agenda item 2: Towards an inclusive, resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the coronavirus disease pandemic
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Introductory remarks by Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

Panel discussion, moderated by Ms. Sweta Saxena, Chief, Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

 

  • Mr. Pan Sobandith, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Planning, Cambodia

  • Ms. Poonam Gupta, Director-General, National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India

  • Mr. Donghyun Park, Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

  • Mr. Antonio Fatás, Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies and Professor of Economics, INSEAD

 

Country statements (Please see the "STATEMENTS" tab)

 

 

Please view the CONCEPT NOTE here.

12:30
13:50
14:00
16:00
Agenda item 3: Vitalizing innovative and digital financing strategies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Introductory remarks by Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

Panel discussion, moderated by Mr. Alberto Isgut, Acting Section Chief, Financing for Development Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

  • Mr. Hiro Mizuno, Special Envoy of the Secretary General on Innovative Finance and Sustainable Investments

  • Her Excellency Ms. Neav Chanthana, Deputy Governor of National bank of Cambodia

  • Mr. Paroche Hutachareon, Senior Expert on Bond Market Development, Public Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

  • Mr. Apenisa Tuicakau, Manager Domestic Markets, Reserve Bank of Fiji

 

 

 

Please view the CONCEPT NOTE here.

 

 

Country statements (Please see the "STATEMENTS" tab)

 

 

 

YouTube links of the proceedings in UN languages: Floor     English    Chinese    Russian     French

21 Oct 2021
10:00
12:00
Agenda item 4: Review of activities carried out in 2020 and 2021 in response to the requests of the Committee at its second session and the coronavirus disease pandemic, consideration of the future focus of the subprogramme
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Introductory remarks by Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division

Presentation on consideration of the future focus of the subprogramme by Ms. Isabela Heng, Chief of Programme Planning and Budget Section, Strategy and Programme Management Division [Presentation]

Country statements (Please see the "STATEMENTS" tab)

Youtube links of the proceedings in UN languages: Floor     English     Chinese     Russian     French

14:00
14:10
Agenda item 5: Dates and venue of the fourth session of the Committee
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Youtube links of the proceedings in UN languages:

Floor     English     Chinese     Russian     French

14:10
16:00
Agenda item 6: Other matters
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)
22 Oct 2021
10:00
11:45
14:00
15:50
Agenda item 7: Adoption of the report of the Committee on its third session
Virtual (KUDO and YouTube webcast)

Youtube links of the proceedings in UN languages:   

Floor     English     Chinese     Russian     French

15:50
16:00
Closing of the Third session of the Committee

Closing remarks by Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

MPFD Side event flyer
Oct
20
2021
12.30-13.50 | Forward-looking and targeted poverty reduction for post-COVID recovery: latest policy experiences from Asia-Pacific

The Government of China and the Government of Uzbekistan are co-hosting this side event with ESCAP

https://www.unescap.org/events/2021/regional-conversation-series-2021-financing-sustainable-development-and-addressing-debt
Oct
22
2021
10.00-11.30 | Regional Conversation on Financing for Development - "Financing sustainable development and addressing debt risks in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic: Potential of innovative sustainable financing strategies"

Virtual

Click on the flags or names to download the statements.

Agenda item 2: Towards an inclusive, resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the coronavirus disease pandemic
Agenda item 3: Vitalizing innovative and digital financing strategies in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
Agenda item 4: Review of activities carried out in 2020 and 2021 in response to the requests of the Committee at its second session and the coronavirus disease pandemic, consideration of the future focus of the subprogramme

Note

This page is for delegates, government officials and other members of government delegations participating in the third session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development.

This guide includes information to assist delegates attending the Committee session with their preparations and to facilitate their participation. The document includes useful information on paperless meetings, order of speakers, and the discussions conducted each agenda item.

 

Overview

The third session of the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development will take place from 20 to 22 October 2021. It will be conducted in a virtual format only through the KUDO videoconferencing platform. The live broadcast will be available for audiences. (Please find link to live broadcast in section Online participation below).

 


Requirements Submission channels Deadlines
1. Letter of credentials

Please submit to: [email protected], Hamza Ali Malik, and Arpaporn Chomcherngpat

28 September 2021
2. On-line registration

https://meetings.unescap.org/auth/login.html

28 September 2021
3. KUDO connection request (3 connections per country/organization)

Please fill Part I of Speaker Request Form and submit to [email protected], Hamza Ali Malik, and Arpaporn Chomcherngpat

28 September 2021

4. Country statement

Please fill Part II of Speaker Request Form and submit to [email protected], and Pannipa Jangvithaya

14 October 2021
5. Video message

Please fill Part III of Speaker Request Form and submit to [email protected], and Pannipa Jangvithaya

14 October 2021

 


Online participation

Owing to the limited number of connections available, the online participation via KUDO of members, associate members and Member States of the United Nations that are permanent observers of the Commission will be prioritized.

For the session to proceed as smoothly as possible, given time constraints, it is requested that country interventions should be brief (4 minutes) and focus on the substantive agenda items only and directly address the specific issues for discussion. This will allow the Chair to give an opportunity to all countries to present their point of view and contribute to the discussions. After the Committee session, an evaluation of the virtual meeting will be undertaken to capture your feedback and recommendations for the secretariat to take into account when planning future meetings.

All other delegates may follow the proceedings via the live broadcast on the Committee at the following links:
 

Language: Floor

Date Morning Session 10.00-12.00 hrs. (Bangkok time) Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 https://youtu.be/tR1eyWsvfeE https://youtu.be/PzDMIxRxyiM
Thursday, 21 October 2021 https://youtu.be/lNbTf3l5mV4 https://youtu.be/h9WtKuMx5Q0
Friday, 22 October 2021 n/a https://youtu.be/BOSX91gImjg

 

 

Language: English

 

Date Morning Session 10.00-12.00 hrs. (Bangkok time) Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 https://youtu.be/I1Dx0VZeHAE https://youtu.be/mekMi8MooPs
Thursday, 21 October 2021 https://youtu.be/g6W-FdXDulA https://youtu.be/t1EKBtDskjw
Friday, 22 October 2021 n/a https://youtu.be/XvdaZHr1_iM

 

 

 

Language: Chinese

 

Date Morning Session 10.00-12.00 hrs. (Bangkok time) Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 https://youtu.be/VNpaaYncq4U https://youtu.be/FfyS2CNPfAg
Thursday, 21 October 2021 https://youtu.be/jr4EPOIiEMk https://youtu.be/qCSL-In9B6A
Friday, 22 October 2021 n/a https://youtu.be/v3ydlCyCSiI

 

 

 

Language: Russian

 

Date Morning Session 10.00-12.00 hrs. (Bangkok time) Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 https://youtu.be/7dT-gN58jLw https://youtu.be/kb_X3RwaWTY
Thursday, 21 October 2021 https://youtu.be/lPtNIB4HVZQ https://youtu.be/qIRiex1PvRE
Friday, 22 October 2021 n/a https://youtu.be/PYnTT-qBVvw

 

 

 

Language: French

Date Morning Session 10.00-12.00 hrs. (Bangkok time) Afternoon Session 14.00-16.00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 https://youtu.be/7W0FCuomAuo https://youtu.be/uB2DQbFSSlY
Thursday, 21 October 2021 https://youtu.be/B6U7tmfdP34 https://youtu.be/Ueky4lsvM98
Friday, 22 October 2021 n/a https://youtu.be/iRtA9jkEEeA

 

 


 

Letter of credentials and online registration

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate  authority of the respective Government, at the earliest convenience but before 28 September 2021. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants.

Please submit to [email protected], Hamza Ali Malik, and Arpaporn Chomcherngpat.

Each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible at https://meetings.unescap.org/auth/login.html. Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted.

 


 

Country interventions

To participate in deliberation, delegates are requested to complete the speakers request form to identify which members of the delegations will have a speaking role during the session. The secretariat will send a link to the KUDO session only to those accounts identified on the form. Please note that the KUDO link is not transferable. 

A guide to using the KUDO videoconferencing platform will be shared in due course with members of each delegation assigned to speak during the session. KUDO users will also be invited to a test-run prior to the session to familiarise themselves with KUDO, test the connection and ensure a smooth online participation. All KUDO users are strongly encouraged to join the test-run, especially those who will join the KUDO platform from a meeting room, so they can see if the meeting room's conference/AV system is adequately linked to KUDO.

Please fill Part II of Speaker Request Form and submit to [email protected], and Pannipa Jangvithaya.

 

 


 

 

 

Documents and interpretation

Pre-session documents are available in the four official languages of the Commission (Chinese, English, French and Russian) and will be posted on the official documents page of the Committee website when they are issued.

The session will be conducted in the four official languages of ESCAP  -  Chinese, English, French and Russian - with live simultaneous interpretation available in the conference room via KUDO videoconferencing platform. Details on how to choose an interpretation on KUDO will be provided in the KUDO participation guide. Participants following the proceedings via the live webcast on YouTube may also be able to choose among the four official languages.

for more information, please contact

Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]
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