Press Release of July 6, 2018
Marcel Fratzscher, president of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), will join the first meeting of the UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs in New York on 9-10 July 2018.
The Board was set up to support the UN department of economics and social affairs (DESA) by providing advice on broad economic and social issues and making the diverse and valuable expertise of its members available. The Board, scheduled to meet twice a year, will participate in the UN’s effort to deliver on its 2030 Agenda. Among the other members of the Board are fellow economists Joseph Stiglitz and Jeffrey Sachs, Columbian central banker José Antonio Ocampo and former Brazilian minister Izabella Mônica Vieira Teixeira. The UN announcement and the complete list of Board members are to be found here.