UNESCAP News Services
Date: 27 July 2011
UNDESA Media Advisory
Launch of World Economic and Social Survey 2011
“The Great Green Technological Transformation”
Bangkok – The 2011 edition of the World Economic and Social Survey: The Great Green Technological Transformation, calls for major investments in new technologies to shift to more efficient and renewable energy technologies, changing agricultural technologies to guarantee food security without further degrading land and water resources, and applying technology to adapt to climate change and reduce risks to human populations from natural hazards. To meet this challenge, the report calls for a revitalization of industrial development efforts, especially in the developing countries.
Note to editors: You or your representatives are cordially invited to the launch of the United Nations World Economic and Social Survey 2011. The report launch will be followed by a question and answer session.
What: Regional release of United Nations World Economic and Social Survey 2011
Who: Dr. Manuel Montes, Chief, Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Development Policy and Analysis Division, UNDESA
When: Thursday, 28 July 2011, at 1 p.m.
Where: Theatre, Ground floor of United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), United Nations ESCAP, Rajadamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok 10200
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