SELECTED conferences and presentations
- Jul.2018: Presenter at the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial, Durban, South Africa.
- Apr.2018: Speaker at side event of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Assessing Austerity and its Alternatives 10 years after the global financial crisis, Washington DC
Dec.17-Jan.2018: Launch of the World Social Protection Report 2017-19 in in Abuja, Brussels, Cairo, Dakar, Geneva, Hanoi, Johannesburg, Mexico, New York and Yaoundé.
Nov.2017. Speaker and organizer, panel on Social Protection at the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, Buenos Aires.
Oct.2017. Keynote speech at the ISSA Africa Social Security Summit, Addis Ababa.
Jul. 2017. Speaker at the UN High Level Political Forum event on the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection, UN New York.
Jul. 2017. Speaker at Debt20 meets G20, Hamburg.
May 2017. Speaker at the ILO UNOSSC South-South Cooperation for Decent Work in Africa, Casablanca.
Apr.2017. G20 Employment Working Group, Gva.
Apr.2017. Speaker at the African Union Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment, Algiers.
Dec.2016. Speaker at the Expert Meeting UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Vienna.
Nov.2016. Speaker and organizer UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development Social Protection Floors, New York.
Nov.2017. Speaker at the World Social Security Forum, Panama.
Sep.2016. Speaker and organizer, South-South High Level event to achieve the SDGs on Social Protection, Beijing.
Sep. 2016. Speaker and organizer: launch of the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection to achieve the SDGs at the UN General Assembly, New York.
Jun.2016. African Union Protocol on the Rights of Citizens to Social Protection and Social Security and Social Agenda 2063, Gaborone.
Apr.2016: Presentation at the G20 Employment Working Group meeting in Shanghai.
Apr.2016: Speaker at the UN Financing for Development Conference Follow-up in New York.
Nov.2015: Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing, participant in Abu Dhabi.
Oct.2015: Speaker at side event of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings, Social protection, inequality and growth in times of fiscal consolidation, Lima.
Jun.2015: Presentation on “Ageing and the Silver Economy” at G20 Employment Working Group meeting in Rome.
May.1015: Keynote Speech, Governmental Committee on the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security, Strasbourg.
Nov.2014: Presentation on Inequality: Bringing redistribution back In the development agenda. Oxford: Oxfam.
Nov.2014: Keynote speaker at High Level Conference on National Dialogue on Social Protection, Seoul: AICESIS-ILO.
Nov.2014: Keynote speaker at ISSA International Research Conference, Jerusalem: ISSA.
Nov.2014: Speaker on .Tackling Inequality for Inclusive Development and Structural Transformation Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Oct.2014: Speaker at Policy Seminar on Rising Income Inequality: Trends, measurements and policies to reverse it. Geneva: ILO, UNCTAD, and UNU-WIDER.
May.2014: Social Protection: An Indispensable Tool for a New Social Contract. Rethinking Social Protection in the Arab Region. ILO: Amman.
Apr.2014: Rights in Crisis: Older Persons’ Social and Economic Rights during the Global Recession. Speaker at the Human Rights Social Forum. Geneva: United Nations.
Mar.2014: Women’s Access to Decent Work and Social Protection during the Global Recession. Main speaker at UN Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations: New York.
Dec.2013: Changing the World: Policies to Reduce Income Inequality, with a focus on Social Protection. Conference on the Challenge of Inequality: Time for Change. Geneva: ILO.
Nov.2013: Keynote speaker at the World Social Security Forum. Doha: Qatar.
Jun.2013: EURODAD Conference on Debt, Finance and Economic Crisis. Prague: EURODAD-Glopolis.
May.2013: Advancing Social Protection Floors. New York: ILO and UNITAR.
Apr.2013: The Age of Austerity. Washington DC: IMF-World Bank Policy Forum Spring Meetings.
Apr.2013: Keynote speaker "The Inequality Gap: A Social Protection Floor for an Inclusive Crisis Recovery”, Canada: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Jan.2013: Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters. New York: UNWOMEN.
Dec.2012: Member of the G20 Civil Task Force on Inequality, Moscow.
Oct.2012: United Nations Human Rights Council Social Forum, Geneva.
Jun.2012: Keynote speaker at the launch of UNICEF Social Protection Framework in New York and at the European Parliament, Brussels.
Jan.2012: United Nations Commission on Social Development Civil Society Forum The Social Protection Floor Initiative–Bridging the Gap to Poverty Eradication, New York.
Sep.2011: High-Level Conference From Rising Inequalities to Shared Societies: The need to create a sustainable International Monetary and Financial System, held at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings, Washington DC.
Apr.2011: High-Level Conference Democratic Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System: The objective of Equitable Development and Shared Societies, held at the IMF-WB Spring Meetings, Washington DC.
Feb.2011: High Level Panel on Poverty Eradication, United Nations Commission for Social Development, New York.
Oct.2010: Presentation on “A Recovery for All”, side event at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting Post MDG Summit: How to Achieve a Socially Responsible Recovery? Washington DC.
Oct.2010: Keynote Speech at United Nations ESCAP Conference on Social Protection as a Development Policy, Bangkok.
Apr.2010: Regional Conference on Enhancing Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank, Manila. Philippines.
Nov.2009: UNICEF-ODI Conference on The global economic crisis: Including children in the policy response, London.
Nov.2009: Presentation on “A Recovery with a Human Face” at the Commission of the European Union, Brussels
Feb.2009: United Nations Commission for Social Development, side event on A New Deal for people in a global crisis, New York.
Feb.2009: Resource Speaker on Addressing the Social Impacts of the Financial Crisis, with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund Phelps, and other development specialists in Covering Finance, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, New York
Nov.2008: Doha Financing for Development International Conference, side event on A New Deal for people in a global crisis, Doha, Qatar.
Oct.2008: Presentation on The Bank of the South at the International Conference Beyond Bretton Woods, Mexico.
Jul.2008: 33rd Global Conference of the International Council of Social Welfare (ICSW) on The Dynamics of Social Welfare in Globalization, Tours France.
Jun.2008: Organizer of the Technical Workshop on the Bank of the South, Quito, Ecuador.
Jul. 2008: Keynote Speaker at II Regional Meeting on the Social Dimensions of Integration, Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), Caracas, Venezuela.
Feb.2008: United Nations Commission for Social Development, speaker on "A Social Floor for the Global Economy" (UNDESA, ILO, UNICEF, HelpAge) and “Poverty and Social Analysis “ (UNDESA World Bank, and Oxfam), New York
May.2007: High Level Symposium on the Social Policy Dimension of Regional Integration, presentation on Regional Social Polices, United Nations University UNU CRIS, Bruges, Belgium
Feb.2007: United Nations Commission for Social Development, speaker on “Regional Social Policy” and “National Development Strategies”, New York.
Oct.2006: Building Equitable National Development Strategies at SIDA and Finnish Aid Conferences on Social Policy in Stockholm (Sweden) and Kellokoski (Finland).
Oct.2006: Resource Speaker on Poverty Reduction and Development Aid, with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs and other development specialists, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia university, New York.