Priorities for the upcoming “Summit for a New Global Financial Pact”

Published on: 27/03/23

By: Martin Kessler, 

On 6th January 2023, the Finance for Development Lab hosted a high-level panel event to put the spotlight on key priority issues to be discussed during the Summit announced by President Macron at COP27 for a “New Global Financial Pact” (Paris, 22-23 June 2023).


The webinar opened with an Address by Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, French Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, introducing the rationale for a summit and setting out its objectives. Amélie de Montchalin, French Ambassador to the OECD, then outlined the key work elements to progress, both within the OECD and outside, to ensure a successful summit.

FDL’s Chair, Daniel Cohen, then moderated a conversation between Tidjane Thiam (CEO, Freedom Acquisition), Vera Songwe (Chairperson of the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility and Co-Chair of the High-Level Panel on Climate Finance), Masood Ahmed (President, Center for Global Development), Marilou Uy (Director of the Secretariat, G-24) and Deepak Mishra (CEO, ICRIER), whom we would like to thank again for their kind participation.

The following note summarises their priorities for the June Summit in Paris.