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Bangladesh to host V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit on July 8
UNB, Dhaka

Bangladesh to host V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit on July 8

Bangladesh will host the first- ever virtual V20 Climate Vulnerables Finance Summit on July 8.

The Summit will feature Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, heads of state from Climate Vulnerable Forum member countries and V20 Finance Ministers to mobilize more robust economic and finance responses to the spiraling dual crisis that increasingly affects the world’s most vulnerable economies.  

The government of Bangladesh is currently chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum and the V20 Group of Finance Ministers.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver keynote speech while Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will chair the event to be moderated by Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa, Independent State of Samoa, President Iván Duque Márquez, Republic of Colombia and President Sahle-Work Zewde, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will also join.

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom, John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate 

António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations, David Malpass, President, The World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and Ban Kim Moon, Board Chair, Global Center on Adaptation will speak.


Mohammad Khalid Payenda, Minister of Finance, Afghanistan, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, Minister of Finance, Bhutan, Elián Villegas Valverde, Minister of Finance, Costa Rica, Alfred Alfred Jr, Minister of Finance, Republic of Marshall Islands, Rui Augusto Gomes Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste, Hồ Đức Phớc, Minister of Finance, Viet Nam, Paola Alvarez, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance, Philippines, Liliam Rivera, Undersecretary of Credit and Public Investment, Ministry of Finance, Honduras, Nam-ki Hong,  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, South Korea, Dr. Maria Flachsbarth Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany


Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Hong-Thuy Paterson, CFO, Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Toshinori Doi, Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).

Formed in 2015, the V20 Group of Finance Ministers is a dedicated cooperation initiative of economies systematically vulnerable to climate change. It is currently chaired by the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The V20 membership stands at 48 economies including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal,

Niger, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Yemen.