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Leaders will virtually convene at UNGA 75 amid a global public health crisis and economic contraction. This annual gathering must bring new attention to how the global system can help Latin American and Caribbean countries in their recovery.

How can the world community better work with the region to stem the spread of the pandemic? What steps must be taken so that Latin America and the Caribbean can play a critical role in the likely reconfiguration of global supply chains? How can the international community help the region rebuild from the current economic contraction?  

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EDT, for Day 1 of our 2020 UN General Assembly programming to engage with leaders and experts on what should be the road ahead for international cooperation to face the regional threats of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the launch of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s new Caribbean program, this event will pay special attention to the unique threats faced by island nations amid the public health and economic crisis.  


Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO);
Regional Director for the Americas 
World Health Organization (WHO)

Masamichi Kono
Deputy Secretary-General
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Carlos Pinto
Country Manager
International Finance Corporation Brazil

Yana Dumaresq
Assistant Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and International Affairs
Ministry of Economy of Brazil

Erika Ender
Philanthropist, Singer & Songwriter, Panama;
Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council

Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Roberta Braga
Deputy Director for Programs and Outreach, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Special thank you to our Media Partners: NTN 24

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