The Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF 2013)
Vladivostok, Russian Federation, 27-30 May 2013
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with the support of the Russian Federation, will organize the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum to promote regional cooperation for enhanced energy security and the sustainable use of energy.
APEF 2013 was mandated by ESCAP Resolution 67/2 and is the first ministerial conference of its kind to bring together 62 member states and associate members from the Asia-Pacific region on energy.
It is expected that a Ministerial Declaration and Plan of Action will be agreed, addressing energy issues from access, efficiency, renewables and environment to economics, trade and connectivity, within the overall context of sustainable development.
The outcome documents will play a crucial role in developing the regional participation and leadership in the upcoming UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, 2014-2024, unanimously agreed to in last year's General Assembly.
The schedule for the four-day conference includes a senior officials meeting, a business forum and a ministerial segment. Heads of State and Energy Ministers will be attending APEF and for the business forum, they will be joined by private sector leaders. A detailed programme is available on the official website: http://www.unescap.org/apef
What: The Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF 2013)
When: 27-30 May
Where: Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) Campus, Russky Island, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
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Journalists will have access to a Media Centre at the Campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russky Island, equipped with Internet, Wi-fi, desktops, printers, fax and photocopier.
Media Briefings and Updates will be provided during the conference.
The Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section (SCAS) handles interview requests with ESCAP Management and senior staff.
Ms. Francyne Harrigan
Chief, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1864 / M: (66) 81 835 8677