UN / WESS 2017

13-Jul-2017 00:02:08
This year’s edition of the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS 2017) shows that many parallels can be drawn between the challenges currently facing the international community and those that confronted the world in the past. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 13 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

13 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lenni Montiel, Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“WESS 2017 has as its main objective to draw lessons from the past that are relevant to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At this point I will mention an important element, a very simple yet fundamentally relevant at this time. International solidarity to support countries development’s efforts has been the basis for successful international cooperation and partnerships.”
5. Med shot, journalist
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lenni Montiel, Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
“A recent example is the forecasting of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. As early as in 2006 the Survey predicted the crisis. Unfortunately the prediction turned out to be correct, and the global economy is still suffering from anaemic growth. Unfortunately the prediction and policy recommendations made at the time by the Survey were not well heard by policy makers.”
7. Med shot, journalist
8. Screen shot, graph
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Diana Alarcón, Chief, Global Economic Monitoring Unit, Development Policy and Analysis Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA):
“The current growth trajectory in the last few years unfortunately does not provide the enabling environment for achieving the SDGs. Global economic governance mechanisms have proven insufficient to resolve global imbalances. And there are here many parallels that can be drawn between past and current challenges facing the international community. WESS 2017 highlight the key enabling factors for development that are relevant for the 2030 Agenda.”
10. Wide shot, journalists
11. Zoom out, end of presser
STORYLINE
This year’s edition of the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS 2017) shows that many parallels can be drawn between the challenges currently facing the international community and those that confronted the world in the past.

At a press conference today (13 Jul) for the release of the report, entitled “Reflecting on 70 years of development policy analysis”, Lenni Montiel, from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said “WESS 2017 has as its main objective to draw lessons from the past that are relevant to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “

Montiel said “international solidarity to support countries development’s efforts has been the basis for successful international cooperation and partnerships.”

Providing an example of lessons that can be drawn from previous edition of the Survey, Montiel said that “as early as in 2006” the Survey had predicted the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Unfortunately, he said, “the prediction turned out to be correct, and the global economy is still suffering from anaemic growth.”

Unfortunately, as well, he said “the prediction and policy recommendations made at the time by the Survey were not well heard by policy makers.”

Diana Alarcón, from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provided details about the report and said “the current growth trajectory in the last few years unfortunately does not provide the enabling environment for achieving the SDGs. Global economic governance mechanisms have proven insufficient to resolve global imbalances. And there are here many parallels that can be drawn between past and current challenges facing the international community. WESS 2017 highlight the key enabling factors for development that are relevant for the 2030 Agenda.

Since 1947 the World Economic and Social Survey has promoted a broader understanding of development, emphasizing the importance of advancing the structural transformation of the economy, progress in social development and environmental sustainability.
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