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145. Economist Network for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations: Shaping theTrends of Our Time

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In September 2020, the United Nations Economists Network published the “Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary: Shaping theTrends of Our Time”. The report examined the five megatrends that shape the world, namely, climate change, demographic shifts (particularly population aging), urbanization, emergence of digital technologies, and inequalities that are affecting economic, social and environmental outcomes. The report also emphasized that efforts to redirect these trends must be reinforced toensure that the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and an equitable future will be achieved over the next 75 years.

The full report is available for download at:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/publications/wp-content/uploads/sit…

Reference

United Nations. Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary Shaping the Trends of Our Time SEPTEMBER 2020 

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)