UNESCAP News Services
Date: 28 April 2011
Media Advisory No: N/08/2011
LAUNCH OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY OF ASIA AND THE PACIFIC 2011
Asia-Pacific economies face fresh challenges to sustaining dynamic growth of 2010
Bangkok (ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) -- The economies of Asia and the Pacific recovered strongly in 2010 from the Great Recession of 2008/09, but they face fresh challenges in 2011. These include the return of the food and fuel price crises, sluggish recovery in the advanced economies and a deluge of short term capital flows that is leading to volatility in capital markets, asset bubbles and appreciating exchange rates.
The 2011 edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, the oldest annual review of development in the region, analyzes the economic recovery of the region thus far and the critical issues, policy challenges and risks facing the region in the coming months. The flagship publication of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) – the regional arm of the UN – outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and to make it inclusive, such as: boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless and region-wide market, and building productive capacities in the least developed countries.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
You or your representatives are cordially invited to the launch of the Survey. The report launch will be followed by a questions and answers session.
What: Release of United Nations Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011
Who: Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Chief Economist and Director, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division, ESCAP,
T: (66) 2 288 1637 / M: (66) 81 835 8676 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Wednesday, 4 May 2011, at 2 p.m.
Where: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT),
Penthouse, Maneeya Centre Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok T: 02 652 0580-1
For further information about the Press Conference or to set up separate interviews, please contact:
Ms. Francyne Harrigan
Chief, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1864
M: (66) 81 835 8677
Ms. Thawadi Pachariyangkun
Public Information Officer, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1861
M: (66) 81 634 38 76
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