Asia-Pacific Leaders Discuss Region's Sustainable Crisis Recovery

    Theun Hinboun hydropower station in Laos. Photo by: sama sama - massa / CC BY-NC 2.0 sama sama - massaCC BY-NC 2.0

    Top officials from Asia and the Pacific are meeting in South Korea to come up with a coordinated action to guarantee that the region’s recovery from the global downturn will lead to sustainable growth.

    The meeting, sponsored by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, focuses on two key challenges in the region, namely harnessing the region’s economic recovery and working to maintain growth by encouraging governments to adopt clean technology and green growth development strategies, ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer said.

    Top officials from the region’s governments are expected to attend the meeting’s high-level segment on May 17.

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