Inter-regional Expert Group Meeting "Placing equality at the centre of the 2030 Agenda"
Understanding and addressing inequality in all its forms is necessary to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure that “no one is left behind” in the development process. However, many challenges still exist to foster knowledge on the multiple dimensions of inequality, improve its measurement and strengthen the design of public policies for equality and that consider a rights-based approach.
This Inter-regional Expert Group Meeting marks the closing of the 9th Tranche United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Equality: Strengthening the Capacity of Select Developing Countries to Design and Implement Equality-oriented Public Policies and Programmes”, which is aimed at improving the awareness of the different dimensions of inequality, strengthening countries’ capacities to analyze and measure inequality, as well as at promoting the conceptualization, design and implementation of multidisciplinary public policies oriented towards greater socio-economic equality.
- 09:30 to 18:00Interregional Expert Group Meeting “Placing equality at the centre of the 2030 Agenda”Celso Furtado
- 09:30 to 09:45Inauguration: Equality and the 2030 AgendaCelso Furtado
- 11:00 to 13:00Session 1: Regional views on inequalityCelso Furtado
- Simone Cecchini, Senior Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLACKey messages of the report & Latin American and Caribbean view on inequalityAdrian Gauci, Economic Affairs Officer, Employment and Social Protection Section, Social Development Policy Division, ECARegional View: Inequality in AfricaPatrick Andersson, Chief, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section, Social Development Division, ESCAPInequality in Asia and the PacificOussama Safa, Jefe, Chief, Participation and Social Justice Section, Social Development Division, ESCWAInformality in the Arab region: Another facet of Inequality
- 14:30 to 16:00Session 2: Social protection, informality and inequalityCelso Furtado
- Maren Jimenez, Social Affairs Officer, Emerging Issues and Trends Section, Division for Inclusive Social Development, DESAReport on the World Social Situation: Promoting inclusion through social protectionFernando Filgueira, CIESU, UruguayPension and income transfers for old ageCecilia Rossel, Catholic University of UruguaySocial protection for families and early childhoodNatalia Winder Rossi, Social Protection Team Leader, FAOSocial protection in rural areasSaurabh Sinha, Employment and Social Protection Section, Social Development Policy Division, ECAInformality and inequality in Africa
- 16:30 to 18:00Session 3: Country views on inequality (part 1)Celso Furtado
- Juan Pablo Labat, Director, Evaluation and Monitoring, Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), UruguayRepensando la pobreza desde las trayectorias de la desigualdadGabriela Agosto, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Social Policy Coordination, ArgentinaMiradas nacionales de la desigualdadNguyen Thi Lan Huong, Director, Institute for Vocational Education and Social Protection, Vietnam Vocational Training Association and Vocational Social WorkerFighting inequality in Vietnam: current situation and the future directionsAnis Zahraz, Resource Person from the Tunisian Public Administration, TunisiaLes inégalités en Tunisie: État des Lieux et Défis
- 09:00 to 18:00Session 4: Country views on inequality (part 2)Celso Furtado
- Ana Ortega, Proyecto Tú Primero, Vice-presidency, Dominican RepublicExperiencia República DominicanaBlanca Lilia García, Deputy Director General, International Relations, Ministry of Social Development, MexicoMiradas nacionales sobre desigualdad: MéxicoNino Odisharia, Head of the Social Assistance Department, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, GeorgiaMubarak Rahamtalla, Consultant on International Development Cooperation for the Ministry of Security and Social Development, Sudan
- 11:00 to 13:00Session 5: International perspectives on social protection and inequalityCelso Furtado
- Armando Barrientos, Professor, University of ManchesterUBI and poverty reductionJosé Florito, Coordinator, Social Protection, CIPPEC and Global Coalition for Social Protection FloorsIBU: ¿una bala de plata?Pablo Yanes, Research Coordinator, ECLACIngreso ciudadano universal y desafíos para un nuevo régimen de bienestarIan Orton, Child Poverty and Social Protection Unit, Social Inclusion and Policy Section, Programme Division UNICEFThe Promise of a Universal Child Grant: Examining the CaseJurgen De Wispelaere, University of BathVarieties of Basic Income: The Political Economy of Unconditional Cash Transfers
- 14:30 to 16:00Session 6: Measurement and analysis of poverty and socio-economic inequalitiesCelso Furtado
- Xavier Mancero, Statistics Division, ECLACChallenges and opportunities for the measurement of income inequality and povertyVarinia Tromben, Economic Affairs Officer, Social Development Division, ECLACTools for the study of socio-economic inequalities and the redistributive impact of social policies and taxationErmina Sokou, Social Affairs Officer, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section, Social Development Division, ESCAPAnalyzing inequality of opportunity in Asia and the PacificAndres Vikat, Chief, Social and Demographic Statistics Section, UNECEAdvancing the measurement of poverty and inequality in the UNECE regionVivian Milosavlievjc, Social Development Division, ECLACChallenges and opportunities for the measurement of ethnic and racial inequalities
- 16:30 to 18:00Session 7: Country experiences on measurement and analysis of socio-economic inequalities and the 2030 AgendaCelso Furtado
- Trudi Renwick, Assistant Division Chief, Economic Characteristics, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau, UNECE regionMeasuring inequality and poverty in the United States: challenges and opportunities in the international contextViktors Veretjanovs, Senior Expert of Social Statistics Methodology Section, Social Statistics Department, Central Statistical Bureau, Latvia, UNECE regionMeasuring poverty and inequality in Latvia: advantages of harmonising methodologySoledad Villafañe, ECLAC office in Buenos Aires, ECLAC regionFunctional distribution of income