UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for January 2022

Expert Voices

Behind the numbers: predicting the state of our global economy

Every year, UN DESA’s economists crunch the numbers to project the latest global economy trends. On 13 January, the new estimates for 2022 and beyond will be released. What goes into this work and why is it important for people and our planet? To find out, we spoke with Helena Afonso and Sebastian Vergara, who are part of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report team.

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Things you need to know

Meet the UN Public Service Award winners

Effective public service delivery is often taken for granted until a major crisis like COVID-19 puts a strain on the system. The pandemic showed the key role public institutions play in our daily lives. Recognizing the importance of these institutions is something the UN Public Service Awards does every year. Here are 4 things you should know about the winners of this prestigious award.

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