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Global Launch of the Arab Human Development Report 2022: Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-Covid Era
The Arab Human Development Report 2022 “Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive & Resilient Recovery in the Post-COVID Era” will be launched on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 - 09:00 AM – 11:15 AM US Eastern Daylight Time, through an online webinar event which will be moderated by Rima Maktabi, London Bureau Chief - Al Arabiya News Channel.

Following opening remarks by Achim Steiner, UNDP’s Administrator, and Khalida Bouzar, UNDP’s Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), Tehmina Akhtar, Senior Strategic Advisor, will present the content of the report. This will be followed by two panel discussions.

A first panel reflecting on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the region, with the participation of:
• H.E. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation | Arab Republic of Egypt
• H.E. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment, and Skills | Kingdom of Morocco
• H.E. Nasser Yassin, Minister of Environment | Republic of Lebanon
• H.E. Maciej Popowski, Acting Director-General | DG for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations

A second panel discussing the COVID inclusive and resilient recovery process in the Arab States region, with the participation of:
• Ishac Diwan, Director of Research for the Finance for Development Lab | Paris School of Economics | Lebanon
• Maha Barjas Al Barjas, Secretary General Kuwait Red Crescent Society and Vice-President of International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) | Kuwait
• Hana AlHashimi, Chief Climate Negotiator and Head of office, UAE Climate change Special Envoy's office | UAE
• Ilwad Elman, Director Elman Peace and Human Rights Center | Somalia

The Arab Human Development Report 2022 focuses on theme of post-COVID recovery in the context of current development challenges. In particular, the AHDR assesses the state of human development across governance, society, and economy prior to COVID-19 and the impact of the pandem

Jun 29, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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