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Round table 5

Looking ahead: External debt

(3 p.m. - 6 p.m., 1 December 2008, Al Majlis Auditorium)

Co-Chairs:

  • H.E. Ms. Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice-President of Gambia
  • Mr. Mario Delgado Alfaro, Deputy Director General for International Financial Affairs Ministry of Economy and Finance, Spain

Moderator:

  • Mr. Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Panelists:

(with links to available presentations)

  • Ms. Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
  • Mr. Carlos Braga, Director, Economic Policy and Debt Department, World Bank
  • Mr. Benoît Coeuré, Co-Chairman, Paris Club
  • Mr. Robert Gray, Chairman, Debt Financing and Advisory, HSBC
  • Ms. Mary Robinson, President, Ethical Globalization Initiative

Statements

Comments were made and questions raised by the representatives of: Bahrain, Norway, Indonesia, the United States, Jamaica, Senegal, the Dominican Republic and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, as well as by Dr. Cephas Lunima, Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights of the United Nations Human Rights Council (institutional stakeholder participant), the representatives of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Steering Committee on Financing for Development (business sector participants), and the representatives of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development, Jubilee South and Year of Relief (civil society participants).

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