Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
Civil Society Meeting on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity
23 March 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM NY-Time
Press release: World leaders continue to kick the can down the road on debt reform
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, together with the Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Justin Trudeau, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, H.E. Andrew Holness, will convene a virtual Meeting of Heads of State and Government on 29 March 2021 to discuss the international debt architecture and liquidity as part of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI).
The Civil Society Meeting on 23 March 2021 was an opportunity for civil society to present its comprehensive set of demands to the UN Deputy Secretary General and UN Member States. The meeting will also be an opportunity for UN Member States to react and respond to civil society concerns and demands.
Presentation of civil society proposals and demands
Statement by Jason Braganza
Executive Director, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Statement by Patricia Miranda (pdf)
Advocacy Coordinator, Red Latinoamericana por Justicia Económica y Social (LATINDADD)
Statement by Iolanda Fresnillo (pdf)
Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)
Closing remarks by Lidy Nacpil (pdf)
Coordinator, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)