Thursday, 23 October 2014

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© UNCTAD"Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development"

When: Friday 15 November at 10.00 -11.00 am

Where: UNRIC, Residence Palace, Entrance C2, 8th Floor meeting room

Who: Igor Paunovic, co-author of the report, Economic Affairs Officer, LDC Section/ Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes at UNCTAD

What: Presentation of the new UNCTAD 2013 report on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) entitled "Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development"

Predicting that by 2020 the labour market in the 49 LDCs will have grown with some130 million people, UNCTAD economists analyse in this report the links between economic growth and employment, and make recommendations for a series of appropriate measures for the acceleration of job creation.

The report is particularly relevant also in light of the current affairs at the gates of the EU. If the international community does not act, the tragedies like those of Lampedusa will continue to multiply.

The presentation will be in English. Questions and answers: English, French

NOTE TO MEDIA: Possibility for one-on-one interview with Mr Paunovic after the presentation
IMPORTANT: Please note that the report is under strict embargo until 20 November 2013, 18:00 CET

Registration: Kindly confirm your presence in advance with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For further information:
Alexa Froger, UNRIC, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel 02 7888461 or Cel. 0476 21 54 85
Petra Hongell, UNRIC, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel 02 7888465

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