UN ESCAP general meeting to be held in S Korea

16:17, May 06, 2010      

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Senior officials in the Asia-Pacific region and the United Nations will be brought together next week for an upcoming general meeting of the UN ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), the government said Thursday.

The 66th commission session is scheduled to be held between May 13 to 19 in Songdo, west of Seoul. Some 300 officials from 62 countries and 200 from major international organizations will attend the meeting, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.

The meeting will be focused on meeting the UN's millennium development goals, including promoting a stable and supportive financial system, environmentally sustainable economic growth, the ministry said.

The participants will adopt the "Incheon Declaration" aimed at enhancing regional cooperation on meeting the goals, and will also adopt a resolution to create a permanent body focused on promoting information and communication technology, the ministry said.

The UNESCAP, established in 1947 and headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of five regional commissions under the UN and the only intergovernmental body encompassing the Asian-Pacific region.

Source: Xinhua


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