World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013

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The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is the definitive report of the United Nations on the state of the world economy. WESP 2013 will highlight the continuing Euro debt crisis, the protracted jobs crisis and the possibility for the world economy to plunge back into another recession. One of the most highly anticipated economic reports from the United Nations, it is jointly produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations Regional Commissions.



International finance for development

There is increasing awareness that substantial financing will be needed to meet global development challenges, such as mitigating the effects of climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Given the scope of the financing needs, both private and public sector funds will be necessary, underscoring the importance of having sound financial sectors capable of providing stable long-term financing for sustainable development.


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