Wednesday, 10.07.2019

Inequality & the 1%

Income and wealth inequality run rampant across the globe. How can we move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development?

10 July 2019 (8:00am−12:00pm)
Church Center for the United Nations | 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

A rich array of speakers at this event, taking place during the HLPF 2019, explored key drivers and consequences of inequitable and ineffective tax systems; present new empirical evidence and concrete experiences of different actors and countries that have implemented and funded equality-enhancing policies; and shared insights into the political strategies that can be mobilized to move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development.

Welcome Remarks:

  • Luise Rürup Executive Director, FES New York
  • Paul Ladd, Director, UNRISD

Opening Remarks:

  • H.E. Ambassador Luis Bermúdez, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN
  • Mr. Inge Herman Rydland, Special Envoy for the 2030 Agenda, Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Panel Discussion: Setting the Stage for Global-Level Action

  • Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator, UNRISD
  • Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Executive Director, Oxfam Mexico
  • Shahra Razavi, Chief of Research and Data, UN Women
  • Dora Benedek, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Policy Department, IMF
  • Fernando Filgueira, Senior Researcher, CIPPEC (Argentina) and CIESU (Uruguay)
  • Moderator: Paul Ladd, Director, UNRISD

Roundtable: Coordinating Global and National Action

  • Matthew Martin, Director, Development Finance International
  • Jo Marie Griesgraber, Director, New Rules for Global Finance
  • Paola Simonetti, Deputy Director, Economic and Social Policy Department, ITUC
  • Kate Donald, Director, Human Rights in Economic and Social Policy Program, Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • Moderator: Sara Burke, Senior Policy Analyst, FES New York

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