[NEWS] Economic Growth ‘Exceeds Expectations’ But Trade Tensions are Rising: UN Report

根據聯合國“世界經濟形勢與展望”(WESP)的數據,全球國內生產總值(GDP)今年和未來將增長3%以上,增長前景為3%和3.1% 2018年和2019年六個月前預測。

聯合國經濟發展助理秘書長兼首席經濟學家艾Elliott Harris在啟動儀式上發言時表示,加速增長預測對於實現2030年可持續發展目標(SDG)的國際努力具有利好消息,其中包括消除極端貧困和飢餓。

The global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is due to expand by more than 3 per cent this year and next, according to the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) — an improved outlook compared with the 3 per cent and 3.1 per cent growth for 2018 and 2019, forecast six months ago.

Speaking at the launch, Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, said the accelerated growth forecast was positive news for the international effort to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

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