"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 [email protected]
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