Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 (Press Briefing)

World economic growth has reached its highest level of growth since 2011, according to the 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report (WESP), which will be launched by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, on 11 December.

Forecasts indicate continued growth in most regions in the coming year, offering policy makers greater scope to address some of the deep-rooted issues that continue to impede more rapid progress towards sustainable development: strengthening the environmental quality of economic growth, making economic growth more inclusive, and tackling institutional deficiencies that hold back development.  

 

Who: 
Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social AffairsDawn Holland, Chief, Global Economic Monitoring Unit, Development Policy and Analysis Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPAD/DESA)

What:
Press briefing on the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018

When:
Monday, 11 December 2017, 11:00 a.m. EST

Where:
S-237, UN Headquarters, New York or live through http://webtv.un.org

 

For more information, please visit website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/wesp-report

Available for interviews:

Global Outlook

  • Pingfan Hong, Director, DPAD/DESA (English, Chinese)
  • Dawn Holland, Chief, Global Economic Monitoring Unit, DPAD/DESA (English) 

Africa

  • Helena Afonso, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English, Portuguese)

North America; Developed Asia

  • Dawn Holland, Chief, Global Economic Monitoring Unit, DPAD/DESA (English) 

Europe

  • Matthias Kempf, Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English) 

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Ingo Pitterle, Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English) 

Economies in Transition; Commonwealth of Independent States

  • Grigor Agabekian, Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English, Russian) 

South Asia; India

  • Sebastian Vergara, Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English, Spanish) 

East Asia; China

  • Poh Lynn Ng, Associate Economic Affairs Officer, DPAD/DESA (English) 

 

Media contacts:

UN Department of Public Information
Sharon Birch, T: +1 (212) 963-0564 | E: birchs@un.org
Dan Shepard, T: +1 (212) 963-9495 | E: shepard@un.org

2017-12-07T15:47:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|