"Modest" recovery in global economic growth

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Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Lenni Montiel. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The year 2017 will see a "modest" recovery in the global economic growth, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

The 2017 World Economic Situation and Prospects report highlights the solutions to "prolonged" economic slowdown caused by weak investment and slower growth in global trade.

The report mentions that although some Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will see relatively high economic growth, the figure will still be below the suggested targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Lenni Montiel is the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development at DESA.

Jocelyne Sambira asked him about the report's key findings, including the kind of policies Member States could adopt to create a more robust global economy.

Duration: 5'41"

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