The world as a whole has been getting more equal. Places like China has seen their incomes rise rapidly since the 1970s. However, the developed world such as the United States and the United Kingdom has seen economic inequality rise to levels not seen in 100 years. Delegates will need to come up with a reasonable way to continue to make the world more equal while stopping inequality from growing like it has in the past 30 years.
Terrorism affected the global economy very little 100 years ago. However, since the 9/11 attacks, terrorism has grown to be a massive problem for nations worldwide. Reports show that in 2015 52 billions dollars was lost to terrorism globally; a number not seen since 2001. Delegates will need to come together to implement a program that repairs the economies left in tatters by terrorism.
The global recession of 2008 left the economies in a weakened state. Many economies still haven’t recovered from this and it would be catastrophic if another recession hit them. Implementing programs that fix the trouble spots in the economy will allow economies to heal faster and be ready for the next downturn.