Short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda for delegates from Permanent Missions in Geneva
09 October 2012
10:00-13:00 hrs., Room XXV, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy

Post-crisis policy challenges This short session will examine the global economic crisis and its implications for development.  It will look at the slowing down of global growth and also discuss the two-speed recovery that appears to reflect wide differences in domestic demand in both developing and developed markets.  While strong wage growth and sustained public support have prolonged the recovery in investment and domestic demand in developing countries, the issue with most developed economies is that private demand is subdued due to stagnating wages and little improvement in employment. What lessons have been learned from the crisis, and have system reform and supportive pro-growth macroeconomic policies been given sufficient leverage to address these imbalances?  

Delivered by: Division on Globalization and Development Strategies

The aim of the courses is to give delegates from Permanent Missions an opportunity to become better acquainted with topical issues and developments on the international economic agenda as they are reflected in UNCTAD’s work.

The secretariat invites Permanent Missions to nominate delegates who follow matters pertaining to UNCTAD or the World Trade Organization in Geneva to attend these courses.

Course application can be done online at 

Courses will begin promptly at 10 a.m. to allow sufficient time for debate after the presentations.


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Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Arabic;
Mr. Mohan Panicker, Project Coordinator
Knowledge Sharing, Training and Capacity Development Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
Tel.: 022 917 2561


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