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Economic Development. The world must act to spread the benefits of globalization more fairly while avoiding the perils of protectionism, the United Nations chief said on Tuesday. “I am deeply convinced that globalization is irreversible ,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told an Asian forum that brought political, business and civil society leaders together in the southern Chinese town of Boao. “It has brought many benefits – the integration of the world’s economies, the expansion of trade, stunning advances in communications and technology,” he said. But “vast numbers of people are being left behind,” he added, and “inequality is systemic and growing.”. “Our destination must be a f... Full story

16 April