Online Conference "From Pandemic to Recovery" | September 9, 2020; 14:00 – 16:45 (Moscow time)
The ongoing pandemic took a huge toll on communities and businesses around the world. On September 9th
national development banks of Russia, France, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and other countries as well as UN officials and prominent economists will discuss the role of development institutions in post-pandemic recovery.
The situation in the sector of small and medium enterprises, infrastructural developments and exchange of experience in tackling the crisis will be at the forefront of the agenda. The panel includes UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Secretary-General of the OECD Ángel Gurría, Chairman of VEB.RF Igor Shuvalov, Chief Executive Officer of the Agence Française de Développement Rémi Rioux and many other distinguished speakers.
VEB.RF’s Chairman Shares the Fight against the Pandemic Insights and Priorities with Foreign Colleagues
During the WHO’s Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development’s conference Rethinking Policies in the Light of the Pandemic, VEB.RF’s Chairman Igor Shuvalov presented the policy of the Russian Federation in support of the healthcare system during the pandemic, as well as the role that VEB.RF has played in it and plans to continue to play. This was the first meeting of the new body created under the auspices of WHO and under the chairmanship of former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti.
The main task of the inaugural meeting was to introduce the members to each other and identify priorities that should lead to WHO’s recommendations for transforming healthcare systems to meet the challenges of the pandemic. The Commission will focus mainly on maintaining the sustainability of healthcare systems in the face of increased workload, healthcare digitalisation, intergenerational solidarity in healthcare financing, as well as the connection between this industry and the economic development.
In his statement, Igor Shuvalov reflected the national development priorities of the Russian Federation and introduced the audience to the tasks that VEB.RF is working on under the leadership of the Russian Government.
The Commission also included former President of Finland Tarja Halonen, former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Head of Chatham House and former Head of the UK Treasury Jim O'Neill, representatives of expert and academic communities. The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled for the end of October this year.