9 April, 2020 : UN DESA Webinar: Economic and social impacts of COVID-19
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Webinar
9 APRIL 2020 / 10:00AM – 11:30 AM (EDT, NEW YORK TIME)
UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris and experts from UN DESA will share the main findings of three new briefing papers targeting the social, economic and financial impacts of COVID-19, as well as public policy recommendations. The online webinar will take place on Thursday, 9 April 2020, from 10 – 11:30 am EDT.
The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging across the globe, causing serious illness, death and disrupting life as we know it.
The medical emergency and the public response to it – most importantly the unprecedented restrictions to the movement of people but also on a range of economic activities — is also having a dramatic impact on economic activity.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has launched three briefing papers targeting the social, economic and financial impacts of COVID-19 as well as public policy recommendations:
The World Economic Situation And Prospects: COVID-19: Disrupting lives, economies and societies, April 2020.
Addressing the social crisis through fiscal stimulus plans
Corona crisis causes turmoil in financial markets
UN DESA is organizing a webinar to present the main findings of these three new briefings as well as to create an opportunity to exchange views with stakeholders and partners from all over the world.