Press launch of World Economic and Social Survey 2008, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, 1 July, FCCT, Bangkok

The United Nations will hold a press briefing for the launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2008, published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). This year's Survey considers means for overcoming economic insecurity, and it also assesses insecurity posed by weather, natural disasters and climate change.

The press briefing will be on Tuesday, 1 July, 11:00 - 12:00 hours, at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT), Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok.

*Please note: The World Economic and Social Survey 2008 will be under embargo until 14:00 New York time/19:00 GMT, 1 July, 2008.