Spotlight on economic and financial situation

ECOSOC will arrange an “Interactive dialogue on the current economic and financial situation” in New York on 7 February

The global economy faces acute uncertainties and volatility, which present serious concerns to all United Nations Member States. In order to better understand the structural or systemic challenges of the current global economic and financial order and to explore adequate policy responses, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene a special session to brief Member States on the current economic and financial situation. Distinguished economists are invited to provide their views and perspectives on the present situation and future prospects.

Chaired by ECOSOC President Miloš Koterec and moderated by the Director of UN DESA’s Divison for Development Policy and Analysis, Rob Vos, the event will feature keynote speakers including 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Peter Diamond. Discussions will focus on three main areas: 1) Unresolved structural fragilities in the global economy; 2) Alternative developmental models for sustained growth and job creation; and 3) Global policy coordination to mitigate uncertainties and reduce risk.

For more information: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/