On Wednesday 20 July, the Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit organized a side event under the auspices of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2016. Under the theme “Climate Change Resilience: An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities and Ensuring that No One is Left Behind”, the event presented the main messages of the World Economic and Social Survey 2016 (forthcoming) to a well-attended audience composed of representatives from members of NGOs and UN colleagues.
Mr. Pingfan Hong, Director of DPAD, opened the event by introducing the team and the context surrounding the Survey, one of the oldest reports of the United Nations. DSP Chief, Ms. Diana Alarcón, proceeded to present the story line and key messages of the report, highlighting three main policy recommendations: strengthening policy options via integrated assessments, building coherent and flexible policy frameworks, and fostering more cooperation with regards to financing adaptation and the compilation of data and statistics. An interactive discussion with the public followed, with participation of the members of the writing team of the Survey.