Prolonged weakness in global economic activity may cause significant setbacks for sustainable development, including the goals to eradicate poverty and create decent jobs for all. At the same time, pervasive inequalities and the deepening climate crisis are fuelling growing discontent in many parts of the world. Strong external headwinds may also set back policy efforts geared towards tackling development challenges in the region.
The United Nations’ flagship publication on expected trends in the global economy, the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 is produced annually by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five UN regional commissions.
Presenters at the New Delhi briefing will focus on the regional outlook and key findings for South and South-West Asia.