EVENT: 'Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Track Progress in the SDGs.

You're invited: Eminent speakers will share how they are using multidimensional poverty metrics to fight the interlinked features of poverty in the SDGs at this High-Level side event to the 72nd UNGA:  

When: 19 September 2017, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: UN Headquarters, NYC, Conference Room 2. 

Please RSVP by Monday 11 September to mppn@ophi.org.uk  with the full first and last name of participants for security purposes. An RSVP is required even for persons holding a UN Grounds Pass.

Speakers include their eminences:

  • Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras;

  • Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

  • Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister of Bhutan;

  • Ana-Helena Chacón, Vice-President of Costa Rica;

  • Isabel Saint Malo, Isabel de Saint Malo,Vice President of Panama,

  • Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa;

  • Adoracion M. Navarro, Undersecretary, National Economic Development Authority, Philippines;

  • Shamsul Alam, Member (Senior Secretary), General Economics Division, Bangladesh

  • Planning Commission; Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP; Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General,League of Arab States;

  • Luis Almagro, Secretary-General, OAS;

  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD (TBC);

  • Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Executive Secretary, UN-ESCWA;

  • Laurence Christian Chandy, Director of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF;

  • Carolina Sanchez-Paramo, Senior Director for Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank;

  • Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

    We really hope that you will be able to join us at this event, as we learn from the experiences of those working to eradicate poverty in all its forms. 

To RSVP, please email mppn@ophi.org.uk. Please be advised that attendance must be confirmed by Monday, 11 September.  Please note that security for the event will be tight as the event is taking place during the UN General Assembly. All attendees must provide their full first name and surname. Further details about security procedures will be sent to confirmed participants prior to the event. Please note that even those participants with a UN Grounds Pass will need to be included on this list.

This event is hosted by the Government of Honduras, on behalf of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (www.MPPN.org), a South-South network of senior officials from more than 50 national governments and 15 international institutions that champion the use of multidimensional poverty measures alongside monetary measure at both the national and global levels.

These governments include Bhutan, Botswana, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, and South Africa, among many others.