Monday July 13, 2020

The three big economic problems world leaders must tackle

The need for international co-operation has never been greater or more urgent – and not only with regard to climate action, where the required global and national leadership has been sadly missing

13th September, 2019
Leaders must act at High-level United Nations gathering. Pic: Getty

At the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York later this month, world leaders will discuss a host of important issues – not least progress towards meeting the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). And some of the SDGs are highly topical, including those on climate action, decent work and economic growth, quality education, and partnerships to achieve the goals.

Yet this high-level global gathering is not generating much public enthusiasm. In fact,...

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