On 14 March, the United Nations University, with the support of the Japan Association for United Nations Studies and the Japan Society for International Development, will host a conversation with Emilia Pires (Minister of Finance of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste). This event will start from 6:30 PM on 14 March at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
For more than three decades Minister Pires has been at the forefront of national and international development planning and discourse, notably serving instrumental roles guiding the complex development transition of her home country of Timor-Leste. Attesting to her expertise, the UN Secretary-General appointed her in 2012 to the 26-member High-level Panel of Eminent Persons advising the United Nations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Minister Pires and UNU Rector David M. Malone will focus their discussion on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the questions that framed the High-level Panel’s work. Their conversation will touch on some of the Panel’s key post-2015 recommendations, which figured centrally in its final report: “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development”.
For anyone wishing to better understand the post-2015 development process, landscape and outlook, this event should not be missed.
The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation, and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are cordially invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.
Please note that this event will be in English only; no Japanese interpretation provided. Advance registration is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
About the speaker
Emilia Pires has been Minister of Finance of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste since April 2007. Ms. Emilia Pires has held senior positions in the World Bank; the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET); the Timor-Leste Ministry of Planning and Finance; the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET); and in various national planning agencies of Timor-Leste.