26. Better or worse? Looking ahead to 2023 with UNCTAD chief Rebeca Grynspan
In this special episode of the Weekly Tradecast, we’re talking to UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan – and looking back at the many challenges of this year and ahead to 2023.
This year has been unprecedented. The recovery from COVID-19 is still shaky. The war in Ukraine has ramped up the costs of food and energy. Inflation is high, interest rates are rising, and many countries face distress over their debts.
The impact is worst for developing countries, but many developed economies are also feeling the strain.
One bright spot was the renewed flow of vital food supplies from Ukraine and Russia in deals brokered by the UN and Türkiye.
Can the world resolve the multiple crises in 2023? What will it take to make progress on development and climate goals? Tune in to UNCTAD Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan to find out her priorities – and hopes – for the new year.