Debt Conference 2019
 
UNCTAD organized its 12th Debt Management Conference from 18 to 20 November 2019.


SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS


KEYNOTE SPEECH
H.E. Mr. Carl-Hermann Schlettwein, Minister of Finance, Namibia
PANEL 1: THE UNFOLDING DEBT CRISIS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES REVISITED: OVERVIEW AND RECENT TRENDS​


PANEL 2: DEBT TRANSPARENCY TO THE RESCUE? POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
  • Mr. Mark Flanagan, Assistant Director Strategy Policy and Review Department, Head Debt Policy Division, IMF
  • Ms. Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Institute of International Finance, Washington
  • Ms. Yuefen Li, Senior Advisor on South-South Cooperation and Development Finance, South Centre, Switzerland
  • Mr. Tim Jones, Head of Policy, UK Jubilee Campaign, United Kingdom

PANEL 3: DEBT AND THE SECURITIZATION OF DEVELOPMENT FINANCE: USEFUL INNOVATION OR RECIPE FOR MORE TOXIC DEBT?
  • Mr. Michael Chui, Senior Economist Emerging Markets, Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
  • Dr. Daniela Gabor, Associate Professor in Economics, University of West England, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Jan Toporowski, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

PANEL 4: LONG-TERM DEBT SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: BEYOND THE SHORT-TERM PRIORITIZATION OF CREDITOR INTERESTS
  • Dr. Martin Guzman, Associate Research Scholar, Colombia University, Graduate School of Business, United States of America, and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ms. Erica Gerretsen, Head Budget Support, Public Finance Management, Domestic Revenue Unit, International Cooperation and Development, Directorate-General for International Development Cooperation, European Commission
  • Dr. Annalisa Prizzon, Senior Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Finance Programme, Oversees Development Institute, United Kingdom

PANEL 5: MULTILATERAL POLICY RESPONSES I: LONG-TERM DEBT TRAPS AND THE RENEWED RELEVANCE OF DEBT AND DISASTER RELIEF INITIATIVES

PANEL 6: MULTILATERAL POLICY RESPONSES II: SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURINGS – PRACTICAL WAYS FORWARD
  • Mr. Schwan Badirou Gafari, General Secretary, Paris Club and International Debt Division, Treasury, France
  • Prof. Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell University, United States of America
  • Mr. Peter Kovacs, Policy Officer, Budget Support, Public Finance Management, Domestic Revenue Unit, International Cooperation and Development, Directorate-General for International Development Cooperation, European Commission
  • Mr. Matthew Martin, Director, Development Finance International, United Kingdom

PANEL 7: OPERATIONALIZING DEBT DATA TRANSPARENCY
  • Mr. Thordur Jonasson, Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., United States of America
  • Ms. Pamella McLaren, Adviser and Head, Debt Management Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Adam Mohai, Head of Risk Management Department, Hungarian Debt Management Agency

PANEL 8: RESPONSES FROM DEBT MANAGEMENT OFFICES TO TODAY’S CHALLENGES

PANEL 9: STRENGTHENING DEBT MANAGEMENT: SUPPORT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY