Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016: Year-end Update

Thursday, 1 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Economic conditions have stabilized in the Asia-Pacific region in the second half of 2016, as such stable economic conditions provide an opportunity to make progress on the productivity and inclusiveness fronts. However, despite recent stability, the likely impact of some risks for the near-term economic outlook should not be underestimated. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016: Year-end Update highlights the possibilities to advance on key development opportunities in the region given the current economic climate.

The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific: Year-end Update is an annual publication that updates analysis from the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific issued earlier in the year. Additionally, the Year-end Update highlights potential issues facing the Asia-Pacific economies in the upcoming year.

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

What: Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2016: Year-end Update

Who:

  • Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Mr. Hamza Ali Malik, Officer-in-charge, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

When: Thursday, 1 December 2016, 13:30 – 14:30 hours

Where: Conference Room 4, UN Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

Watch: YouTube Live Webcast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGnWqwg6N50

Note to Journalists

You are kindly requested to register in advance by providing your name and the news organization you represent as well as your photo (passport size) to in order to facilitate entrance to the UN Conference Centre.