12 Nov 2018

UN Assistant Secretary General and Chief Economist confirms participation in Cape Town

UN Assistant Secretary General and Chief Economist Elliott Harris confirms participation in the PAGE Ministerial Conference. Mr. Harris is invited as a keynote speaker on strategies to unlock finance for sustainability.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago in March 2018 as Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Mr. Harris brings over 25 years of international experience in the fields of international economics and development policy analysis, coupled with knowledge of the United Nations system, multilateral and inter–agency coordination processes.  He has extensive experience in the design of macroeconomic policies and its application as a central instrument for the reduction of poverty and for resilient and sustained economic development.  His work in the field of economics also focuses on the macroeconomic linkages with global social and environmental policies.

 

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