- 23 May 2012
Asia and the Pacific has led the world's economic recovery, and this week we have laid the foundation to lead its prosperity. Seizing the opportunity of this time of transition, the Commission has responded with a number of strong calls to action - given voice through the far-reaching and even game-changing resolutions that have been passed.
- 21 May 2012
It is time to forge a new paradigm for development - to find new engines of growth and sustainable ways to drive them forward. It is time to reset our thinking, create new policy frameworks and regional instruments to build the future we want. The challenge of our time, of this generation of leaders, is to grow.better.together.
- 17 May 2012
Regional solutions, through regional cooperation, are the way for us to forge more sustainable economic growth, close development gaps, and lift tens of millions of people out of poverty.
- 17 May 2012
The narrative of the Pacific islands should be defined by opportunity, not adversity. Our Pacific nations must be seen as stewards in search of support - curators of our largest natural global assets - the oceans on which human life itself depends.
- 4 May 2012
Climate change is the greatest global challenge of the twenty first century. It is also one of our biggest opportunities. Our global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change can and must complement our efforts to make development more inclusive and sustainable.
- 15 Mar 2012
Opening the Ministerial Conference on Transport, the Executive Secretary today outlined important focal points for regional action over the next five years.
- 17 Feb 2012
Addressing an international conference on education in Tashkent, the top United Nations official in Asia-Pacific highlighted significant progress in Central Asian education and the critical role that quality education can play in preparing the sub-region to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to ensure a future based on sustainable development.
- 24 Oct 2011