Seminar on North-East Asian Development Cooperation in Post-2015

20 Jun 2013
Beijing, China

UNESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office organized a Seminar on North-East Asian Development Cooperation in Post-2015 on 20 June 2013 in Beijing, China in cooperation with China Agricultural University and China International Development Network.

The main focus of the Seminar was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for cooperation among development partners in ENEA, with the aim of identifying measures that will encourage the stakeholders of the region to work together towards contributing to the post-2015 development agenda.

After the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), Rio+20 and the establishment of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), the time is ripe to review lessons learned about development cooperation in ENEA, discuss their role in the broader development cooperation landscape and distill analytical and policy inputs to further strengthen their contribution to achieving sustainable development results.

The East and North-East Asia, in particular, is a region where traditional donors, partner countries and emerging nations are working together, focusing on the achievement of results and ensuring transparency.

Given the growing importance of the countries in ENEA as a source of developing funding, there is an opportunity to create a new building block for promoting shared principles and common goals. Furthermore, strengthening development cooperation at the subregional level is a critical part of the wider global drive for inclusive and sustainable development.

This Seminar was organized to take an in-depth look at recent trends in development resources in the subregion and the tools used for effective development cooperation, and tease out opportunities for stronger partnerships.