World economic growth falls below last forecast

The world economy stumbled in 2015 and only a modest progress is projected for the next two years as a number of cyclical and structural headwinds persist according to the first chapter of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2016 report launched in December. The complete report featuring regional forecasts will be launched in multiple locations across the globe from 20 to 27 January.

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First Phase Digital

Happy 70th anniversary, UN ECOSOC!

“The Council has set global norms and standards in international development cooperation as well as humanitarian action,” ECOSOC President Mr. Oh Joon noted as the global community recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter. Time has now come to commemorate another milestone, 70 years of UN ECOSOC, taking actions to improve lives. On 22 January, the ECOSOC President will convene a special high-level meeting to mark this occasion.

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Expert voices

Role of sustainable transportation to combat climate change

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport met on the margins of COP21 to discuss sustainable transport and climate change and its work plan for 2016. Here, the co-chairs, Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago, Chile
and Martin Lundstedt, CEO of Volvo Group, share their views on the role of sustainable transport to combat climate change.

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More from UNDESA

The complete World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 will be launched in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva, Mexico, Moscow and New Delhi between 21 and 28 January,

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This infochart conveys key messages on World Population Ageing, reflecting the latest estimates and projections from the 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects.

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