Asia-Pacific Countries Assemble

Press Release – ESCAP-SCAS ESCAPs Annual Session live webcast Bangkok: Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional …Asia-Pacific countries assemble to explore regional connectivity for shared prosperity 4 August 2014 ESCAP’s Annual Session live webcast Bangkok: Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth and development, particularly through the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental. Senior government officials from over 40 member countries and associate member countries will meet at the 70th session from 4 to 6 August ahead of the Commission’s high-level ministerial segment from 7 to 8 August to be attended by Heads of State and senior ministers. The Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and Security, Timor-Leste, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, the Prime Minister of Bhutan H.E. Tshering Tobgay, H.E. Lord Tu’ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga and the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow will address the opening of the ministerial segment. More than 30 ministers from Asia and the Pacific are expected to participate in the ministerial segment. Ministers from...

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