Jubilee USA April 6th - April 18th Event Schedule 2019

Puerto Rico, Somalia and the World's Poor Hunger for Jubilee: Debt, Transparency, Trade and Disaster Economics

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Commonwealth Room
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. – Crystal City
300 Army-Navy Dr.
Arlington, VA 22202-2891
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network 
Aniedi Okure, OP, Executive Director, Africa Faith and Justice Network
Zaina Kisongoa, Somalia Country Representative, American Friends Service Committee
Fran Quigley, Coordinator, Faith in Healthcare–Indiana University McKinney School of Law
The panel will discuss how vulnerable people around the world struggle because of global economic policies. Panelists will share specific Jubilee campaign actions on Africa debt, winning disaster and debt relief for Puerto Rico and Somalia, curbing tax evasion and corruption and ensuring vulnerable communities can access medicine in trade agreements.
Sponsors: Jubilee USA Network
IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings
Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
3:00pm - 4:00pm
IMF Headquarters 1 - Meeting Hall A&B
 Mr. Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian
Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Mr. Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, Executive Director, African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
Mr. Lee Buccheit, Legal Expert
Ms. Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell University and Yale University
H.E. Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Finance of Benin
Debt is at record levels in advanced economies and emerging markets. 40 percent of low income countries are wrestling with debt distress or high-risk debt levels. If measures are not put in place to reduce risk, a new and broad-based wave of debt crises could emerge as a major threat for the 2030 development agenda. In a few countries, a debt crisis has already materialized. Can the current international financial architecture provide prevention and resolution of debt and financial crises? Or does it need to be reformed?
Sponsors: The International Monetary Fund, Jubilee USA Network, AFRODAD, Jubilee Germany, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK, Eurodad, Latindadd, Oxfam
To attend these events, individuals must be credentialed for the IMF/WB Spring Meetings.
April 11, 2019,
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Georgetown Law
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network 
Barry Herman, The New School, presenting “Protecting Social Protections during Debt Crises”
Maria Ifeoluwa Oluyeju, Tulane University, presenting “Normative Framework for Cross-Jurisdictional Regulation of Distressed Debt Hedge Funds for Efficient Secondary Sovereign Debt Markets”
Arturo Porzecanski, American University, presenting “Human Rights and Sovereign Debts in the Context of Property and Creditor Rights”
Dania Thomas, University of Glasgow, “Delineating an Implied Good Faith Duty to Negotiate in Sovereign Debt Contracts, Workouts, and Party Expectations”
April 12, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
U.S. Institute of Peace, Bush Building
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC 20037
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network 
H.E. Dr. Abdirahman D. Beileh, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Somalia
Nnenna Nwabufo, Deputy Director General, African Development Bank East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office
Helima Adan, Deputy Director for Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), Somalia and Somalia NGO Consortium, Somalia NGO Consortium
The American Friends Service Committee and the Somalia NGO Consortium, in collaboration with Jubilee USA Network and Somalia Working Group, will host a high-level forum on debt cancellation for Somalia. The forum will bring together key stakeholders to discuss  the impact of external debt burdens on social and economic development and the need for the international community to support Somalia’s agenda for debt cancellation. H.E. Dr. Abdirahman D. Beileh, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Somalia will provide a keynote address highlighting achievements made thus far and reiterate his government’s commitment to meeting conditions for debt cancellation.
Sponsors: American Friends Service Committee, the Somalia NGO Consortium, Somalia Working Group, Jubilee USA Network and African Faith and Justice Network 
Please RSVP to Faye Lee at [email protected]
IMF/World Bank Annual Spring Meetings
Friday April 12, 2019,
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Building I2 Room 250
Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Network 
Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, AFRODAD  
Mark Flanagan, IMF Debt Policy Division
Patricia Miranda, Latindadd
Sponsors: Jubilee USA Network, AFRODAD, Latindadd, Brot für die Welt
New debt case studies and analysis for Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean will be presented during this panel. Debt and finance experts will discuss current debt crises and debt distress facing countries. Causes, prevention measures and solutions will be debated. In light of new debt reports, this panel will review policies including: debt restructuring, debt sustainability, tax and transparency, trade agreements and responsible borrowing and lending.
From April 15th - 18th Jubilee USA will be participating in and cosponsoring 5 events on tax, trade, debt and transparency at the United Nations Financing for Development Forum in New York. To attend these events, individuals must be registered for the UN Financing for Development Meetings. 
Find more information about the UN Economic and Social Council Financing for Development Forum here