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Bangkok - 16 Jan 2020

News Number: N/01/2020

Given persistently high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, the growth outlook of East and South Asia has weakened, according to the new World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 report. 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 Bangkok briefing will focus on the regional outlook and key findings for East and South Asia.

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend:

What: Regional briefing of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Report
When: Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 10:00am
Where: Meeting Room D, United Nations Conference Centre, Ratchadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok

For more information on the report, please visit:

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Kavita Sukanandan, Public Information Officer
Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1869 / E: [email protected]

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