Strategic conversation with Cristina Gallach, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ibero-America and the Caribbean

Past event live

Asia
starts
ends
Strategic conversation with Cristina Gallach, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ibero-America and the Caribbean

About

As one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain’s response to the crisis is important both for Europe’s post-pandemic future and could also prove to be the making, or breaking, of important multilateralism. Spain has called upon Europe to provide a recovery fund to the tune of €1.5tn, in order to offset the economic impact of the virus without favouring countries with larger economies and fewer COVID-19 cases. Spain is a member of the Alliance of Multilateralism launched last year. In fact, the Spanish approach to multilateral cooperation includes commitments to work with the UN and the WHO, and pay special attention to women and girls in recovery efforts. The Spanish government has also worked closely with governments in Ibero-America, sharing technological solutions, best practices, and showing solidarity with partner nations.

This new Strategic Conversations series invites key policymakers to share their views on a range of important and strategically relevant issues through interviews with senior thinkers on the Friends of Europe team.

Follow the conversation online here or via our Facebook page.


Our events include photos, audio and video recording that we might use for promotional purposes. By registering, you give your permission to use your image. Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Schedule

Schedule

Participants log-on to livestream
Strategic conversation with Cristina Gallach, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ibero-America and the Caribbean
Expand Strategic conversation with Cristina Gallach, Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ibero-America and the Caribbean

Questions include:

  • What are the lessons learned from the Covid-19 emergency as regards the need to revamp and re-energise increasingly fragilized multilateral organisations, including the WHO and the WTO – and even the United Nations Security Council?
  • What solidarity initiatives should Europe be putting in place – both at home and in its partner countries – to help recovery from the pandemic?
  • How will the pandemic recovery impact on Agenda 2030- is there opportunity in difficulty?
  • What best practices has Spain been able to share with partner countries in Central and South America?

speaker

Cristina Gallach

Former Spanish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations

Moderator

Shada Islam

Managing Director at New Horizons Project

End of conversation
Speakers

Speakers

Cristina Gallach
Cristina Gallach

Former Spanish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations

Show more information on Cristina Gallach

Prior to her appointment as state secretary, Cristina Gallach was the high commissioner of the Government of Spain for the 2030 Agenda. She previously headed the Equal Opportunities Office of the Council of the European Union in Brussels and has held several positions at the UN, including under-secretary-general, special advisor to the Secretary-General, head of the Department for Public Information and under-secretary general for communications and public information. Gallach has also previously served as head of public relations and spokesperson for the Council of the European Union.

Partners

Insights

view all insights

Next Event

view all events
Track title

Category

00:0000:00
Stop playback
Video title

Category

Close

We use cookies to improve your online experience.
For more information, visit our privacy policy

Africa initiative logo

Dismiss