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livechat DESA 17janLive Facebook chat following the launch on multiple locations of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2012 on 17, 18 and 19 January (#WESP2012)

Live @ http://on.fb.me/wesp2012
WHEN: Friday, 20 January 2012 at 3:00 pm CET
HOW TO JOIN: Submit your question on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/wesp2012 or on Twitter to @UNDESA using #WESP2012
Hashtag: #WESP2012

Most content will link to the Facebook event page: http://on.fb.me/wesp2012
For more information about WESP2012: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/index.shtml

In conjunction with the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012, the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) of UN/DESA is organizing a live chat on Facebook to answer your questions concerning the risks and opportunities for the world economy, as well as the scope for policy action in the year ahead.

- What’s in store for the world economy in 2012 and beyond?
- Weak Governments and vulnerable banks: Are developed economies ripe for a new recession?
- Should Europe give up on the euro?
- Will fiscal austerity pave the way out of the crisis or lead to a new recession?
- How will growth in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India and China (BRICs) affect the rest of the world?
- Are emerging markets strong enough to act as the engine of global economic growth?
- What are the short- and long-term economic consequences of the Arab Spring?

Join Rob Vos, Director of DPAD, and economists from the Global Economic Monitoring Unit.

The panel of economists include:

  • Grigor Agabekian on the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Clive Altshuler on Europe
  • Jeronim Capaldo on Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Matthias Kempf and John Winkel on Africa
  • Pierre Kohler on Western Asia
  • Ingo Pitterle on East and South Asia

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