Debt Management Conference 2022

13th UNTAD Debt Management Conference



  • S.E. M. Luis Arce, Président de l'État plurinational de Bolivie. Message delivered by H.E. Mr. Marcelo Montenegro Gómez Garcia, Minister of Economy and Public Finances of the Plurinational State of Bolivia)
  • S.E. M. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Message delivered by H.E Ms. Gothami Silva, Ambassador and Permanent representative to WTO, Permanent mission of Sri Lanka to the WTO
  • S.E. Mme. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados. Message delivered by Hon. Mr.Ryan Straughn, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, Barbados

PANEL 1: Debt crises in developing countries – a ‘new normal’ or time for substantive debt relief?

  • Mr. Roger Edwin Rojas Ulo, President of the Central Bank of Bolivia
  • Mr. Ryan Straughn, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and Investment, Barbados
  • Mr. Diego Guevara, Deputy Finance Minister, Colombia
  • Mr. Marcello Estevão, Global Director Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment, World Bank

PANEL 2: The multiple dimensions of assessing debt sustainability: From climate change to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for Egypt and UN Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda 
  • Mr. Martín Guzmán, Director of the Public Debt Restructuring Program of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, US, and Professor of Economics, National University of La Plata, Argentina. 
  • Mr. Daniel Titelman, Director of the Division on Development Economics, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 
  • Ms. Stephanie Blankenburg, Head, Debt & Development Finance Branch, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD 

PANEL 3: Debt crisis resolution I: Recent developing country experiences

  • H.E Mr. Ato Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, Ethiopia 
  • H.E Mr. Christopher Coye, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Investment, Belize 
  • Mr. Nicolás Segal, Undersecretary of External Public Debt Sustainability, Ministry of Economy, Argentina 

PANEL 4: Debt crisis resolution II: What should the international debt architecture look like in five years’ time?

  • H.E Mr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt 
  • Mr. William Roos, Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Trade and Development Policies Department, and Co-Chairman of Paris Club, France 
  • Mr. Zong Jun, Chief Business Officer, China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd. 
  • Ms Kristina Rehbein, Political Coordinator and Executive Director, (German Jubilee Campaign Group)

PANEL 5: Debt transparency as a public good: Re-visiting lender and borrower responsibilities

  • Mr. Riccardo Boffo, Economist and Financial Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
  • Ms. Yuefen Li, Senior Adviser, South-South Cooperation and Development Finance, South Centre 
  • Ms. Mae Buenaventura, Head, Debt Justice Program, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development 
  • Ms. Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Institute for International Finance (IIF)

PANEL 6: The role of Fintech for sovereign debt management in developing countries

  • Mr. Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of Finance and Director of the Doctoral Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 
  • Ms. Saule Omarova, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School 
  • Priscilla Koo Wilkens, Senior Economist, Innovation and Digital Economy unit, Economic and Monetary Department, Bank for International Settlement (BIS)

PANEL 7:  Operational Risk Management in Debt Management Offices 

  • Ms. Lilia Razlog, Senior Debt Specialist and DMF Program Manager, World Bank
  • Mr. Luis Felipe Vital Nunes Pereira, Coordinator of Debt Operations, Ministry of the Economy, Brazil
  • Mr. Mauro Orefice, Office of the President of the Corte dei conti, Head of the International Affairs, Office President of the Chamber for the Performance Audit on the Management of the State Administrations, Italy

PANEL 8: Integrating debt management within Integrated Financial Management Information Systems 

  • Mr. Marcelo Tricarico, Debt Management Expert, Argentina
  • Mr. Luis Pablo Vaisberg, Minister of the Economy, Province of Rio Negro, Argentina
  • Mr. Adrian Chebeir, Secretary of Finance and Public Debt, Ministry of the Economy, Province of Rio Negro, Argentina
  • Ms. Cinthia Mavel Sosa Fretes, Chief, Department of Control and Validation of Public Debt Data General Directorate of Credit and Public Debt, Ministry of Economy, Paraguay

PANEL 9: Capacity-building needs in debt management: Responses from international organizations

  • Ms. Josephine Tito, Programme Manager, Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) 
  • Mr. Gerry Teeling, Chief, Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) Programme, UNCTAD