Launch and Panel Discussion of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: Korean Perspective

Facing a globalization backlash, rising inequality and environmental degradation, the UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 (2017 Survey) explores policy options for Asia and the Pacific economies to sustain and increase their economic dynamism while improving the quality of growth in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In view of the challenges, the 2017 Survey also highlights the importance of better governance and effective fiscal management.

Every year, the Survey monitors regional progress, provides cutting-edge analysis and guides policy discussion on current and emerging socioeconomic issues and policy challenges to support inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

The 2017 Survey will be launched in Seoul by ESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office, in collaboration with the Council on International Financial Cooperation. The Panel Discussion will feature Korea’s economic outlook and public financial management reforms, as well as its role in strengthening economic growth and financial infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region.

Note to Editors: You or your representatives are invited to attend:

What: Launch and Panel Discussion of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: Korean Perspective

When: 09:00-12:00 hours, Friday, 12 May 2017 (followed by lunch)

Who:

  • Dr. Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Head and Director, ESCAP ENEA Office
  • Dr. Sunghwan Shin, Chairman and President, Council on International Financial Cooperation and Korea Institute of Finance

Where: Korea Federation of Banks Building, Conference Hall (2F), Seoul

Media Accreditation

For media registration, please provide the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; Email Address; Mobile No; as well as Organization/News Agency) and send to: [email protected] by 8 May 2017.