UN conference seeks to build resilience to crises through regional economic cooperation and integration

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Ministers from around Asia and the Pacific are set to convene next week in Bangkok to discuss enhancing regional and subregional cooperation for solutions to connectivity, climate and digitalization challenges, made more severe by the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises.

The Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific will also examine how trade and investment can support countries’ efforts to address shortfalls in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows:

What:                 Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific

When:                28- 30 September 2022

Where:               United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and webcast at www.youtube.com/unescap

Key speakers:

  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Woochong Um, Managing Director General of the Asian Development Bank
  • Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of UNCTAD
  • Loknath Sharma, Minister of Economic Affairs of Bhutan
  • Makhkamov Ilkhom Rustamovich, Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan
  • Baghdat Mussin, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan
  • Lee Jong-Ho, Minster of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea
  • Biswo Nath Poudel, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission of Nepal
  • Ariff Ali, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji
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