UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for January 2024

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 28, No. 1 – January 2024
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Extended period of low economic growth looms large, undermining progress on sustainable development

The world economy in 2023 proved to be resilient, exceeding expectations with an estimated growth rate of 2.7 per cent, higher than the 2.3 per cent forecast last May. However, this better-than-expected performance masks underlying short-term risks and structural vulnerabilities.

Expert Voices

Small islands prepare for their big moment in 2024

You may be aware that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) contribute less than 1 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions but face the worst effects of climate change. But have you heard that the UN will dedicate an entire conference in 2024 to help SIDS develop a path forward for their sustainable development? We asked UN DESA’s Sai Navoti to tell us more.

Things You Need To Know

5 things you should know about the future of work

The world of work is currently undergoing significant changes due to emerging technologies, globalization, and other factors. These changes have the potential to reshape job markets and livelihoods for billions of people. While they present exciting opportunities for enhanced productivity and innovation, they also pose challenges for workers and policymakers alike. To promote a future of decent work for everyone, here are five key things you should know: