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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Pakistan

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the stock exchange in Karachi, Pakistan, on 29 June. He  conveys his deep condolences to the families of the victims and the people and Government of Pakistan.

The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to address terrorism and violent extremism.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 29 June 2020

UN DESA #WorldEconomyReport

UN DESA’s #WorldEconomyReport update projects that the world economy could tank by 3.2% in 2020. Lost jobs and income from #COVID19 will push an additional 34.3 million people into extreme poverty in 2020, and more than 160 million by 2030. Can governments stop the free fall? Find out at: