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Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development - Virtual Roundtable 3
24 Nov 2020 -  Opening remarks by the UN Secretary-General.
A Roundtable Series of Renowned Economists Convened by the Secretary-General.
The third and final roundtable in the series Rebirthing the Global Economy to Deliver Sustainable Development convened some of the most influential thinkers, policy makers and practitioners in the field to reflect and build on the outcomes of the first two Roundtables in the series.
Its objective was to identify concrete recommendations for building a new global economic system founded on social and economic inclusion, equity and environmental justice to help rebirth the world economy and deliver sustainable development for all.
During the meeting, the Roundtable answered the following questions:
What immediate actions can be taken to build stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?
How can we eradicate the systemic inequalities of our global economy and create a new economic system that places equity, inclusion and sustainability front and centre?
What role should the multilateral system play in this process?
Following an introduction by moderator Nisha Pillai, the Secretary-General provided opening remarks, followed by Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank. Video remarks and a moderated discussion with the economists followed. The Deputy Secretary-General provided closing remarks.
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