Past Event: “Sovereign Debt Crises, Restructurings and Resolution Mechanisms: Lessons Learned and Ongoing Work”

A Briefing for Member States
April 11, 2013, 13:00-15:00
UNHQ Secretariat Building, Room 2723
(Attendance for non-Member States only by confirmed RSVP: seating for non-Member States not guaranteed.)

The purpose of this briefing was to help prepare UN Member States for substantive participation in the ECOSOC’s 23 April 2013 meeting – in conjunction with its special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – to consider lessons learned from debt crises and to assess the ongoing work on sovereign debt restructuring and debt resolution mechanisms so as to guide policy-makers in shaping the future policy agenda in debt crisis prevention and resolution.

Confirmed Panelists: Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, UN-DESA, Mr. James Haley, Executive Director, Inter American Development Bank, Mr. Sergio Chodos, Executive Director from Argentina to the International Monetary Fund, Ms. Benu Schneider, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UN-DESA, and with reflections by Mr. Walter Schuldt, Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations. The briefing will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.


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