World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week

APEC Economic Leaders’ Week:
reinvigorating growth and prosperity

Issued by the APEC Secretariat

Vladivostok, Russia, 31 August 2012 – APEC Leaders and Ministers will gather in Vladivostok, Russia during APEC Economic Leaders’ Week from 2-9 September to deliver an added boost to growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Leaders of APEC’s 21 member economies will meet on 8-9 September under the theme ‘Integrate to Grow, Innovate to Prosper.’ The meeting will be preceded by the APEC Ministerial Meeting on 5-6 September.

On the table will be APEC’s 2012 priorities which include the strengthening of trade and investment, regional economic integration, food security, supply chains and innovation.

The business community will have several opportunities for high-level engagement with APEC Leaders in Vladivostok, including during the APEC CEO Summit on 7-8 September.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, the host of APEC Leaders, will join this annual open dialogue between APEC Leaders and chief executives from across the region.

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogues with Leaders on 8 September will facilitate an exchange of policy views in a roundtable setting that will deepen the understanding between key decision-makers involved in lifting the regional economy.

Helping to launch APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will be a meeting of ABAC representatives on 4-6 September and the Concluding APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting on 2-3 September which will finalize preparations for APEC Leaders and Ministers.

Throughout the week, APEC member economies and stakeholders will continue to work together to foster the kind of understanding, interest and propensity for action needed to build a more integrated and prosperous region.

Guided by an enduring commitment to open dialogue and consensus, members will jointly assess and build on the progress made during the year to advance policies that further strengthen the regional economy and reinvigorate global growth.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Tale Of Two Pandemics: Follow The Science And Do Not Forget One At The Cost Of The Other

Covid-19 has posed innumerable health, economic, and social challenges for all, including people living with HIV. It has exposed the fragility of health systems around the globe and has diverted political attention and funding from other infectious diseases like TB and HIV... More>>


UN: Rights Chief Calls For Prompt Release Of Protestors Held In Cuba
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for the prompt release of protestors and journalists detained during anti-government demonstrations in Cuba, some of whom are being held incommunicado... More>>



Scarce Goods: Isolating Daraa Al-Balad Threatens 40,000 With Starvation

The siege imposed by the Syrian government forces on Daraa al-Balad since June 24 would lead to serious humanitarian repercussions if it continues, Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement on July 15, calling for lifting the siege urgently and allowing the entry of basic humanitarian supplies... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs



Shaping The Future Of Food Systems: Thousands Commit To Dialogues Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

More than 130 governments are making food systems a top priority amid the pandemic and committing to an unprecedented programme of Dialogues in the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September... More>>

UN: Play:Fair For People And Planet – A Major United Nations Music Activation
organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign in partnership with Music Innovation Hub, Keychange, the city of Milan, the Milan Triennale, and partners from the SDG Music Network, will be held at an unexpected location in the center of Milan, Italy, taking into account safety measures with a limited on-site audience consisting of activists and fans... More>>


UN: Next 18 Months Seen As Pivotal In Global Efforts To Achieve Key Goals

Next 18 months seen as pivotal in global efforts to reverse punishing pandemic impacts and boost actions to achieve key goals - Even as pandemic erases decades of gains in development, response efforts show signs of renewed global commitment to accelerate SDG progress... More>>