- 25 Apr 2013
Our shared challenge, in the week ahead, is to use this intergovernmental platform of the 69th Commission session, to agree on the outlines of a framework for inclusive and sustainable development, which will drive our regional efforts, and strengthen the Asia-Pacific voice in global negotiations.
- 25 Apr 2013
Least developed and landlocked developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region remain deeply vulnerable to external shocks. The post-2015 development agenda must continue to build resilience, productive capacity, and human security in support of these countries with special needs.
- 22 Apr 2013
As our first regional meeting to follow-up on Rio+20, this meeting offers a platform to voice the views and priorities of the countries of Asia and the Pacific in the global processes, and to also outline Rio+20 follow up at the regional level.
- 25 Mar 2013
Regional consultations by all five UN Regional Commissions have highlighted a number of priorities for the next phase of global development: we need to accelerate the implementation of the MDGs, but we also need a new development model to be based on structural changes for equality, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainable development, as a more integrated whole. It has to be a transformative post-2015 development agenda, that is people-centered, cares for our planet, and which generates shared and sustained prosperity.
- 8 Mar 2013
The movement to end violence against women is perhaps the best example of transformational leadership, and the greatest success story of international mobilization and leadership around a specific human rights issue. It has led to our articulation of international norms and standards that say “never again!”
- 7 Mar 2013
The post-2015 development agenda and any successor to the Almaty Programme of Action, should facilitate the renewed commitment of the international community to continued support for the LLDCs in addressing their challenges.
- 5 Mar 2013
Despite many challenges faced by the LLDCs, I am optimistic. With the support and cooperation of transit countries and international community at large, LLDCs of the Asia-Pacific region not only can realize their full development potential, but can also play an important role as land-bridges in corridors of economic growth and prosperity.
- 27 Feb 2013
The voices of the 1.5 billion people for whom the Development for All conference was convened, must be heard in the process to shape the next phase of international development. Few are more qualified to inform the review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) than those who have benefited least from them – our fragile economies and small island developing states.
- 26 Feb 2013
Pacific concerns about the collective management of the ocean economy, as a global and regional common good must be incorporated into our regional and global development planning and strategies about resilience, climate change, and sustainability.
- 1 Feb 2013
I am convinced that we have entered an era in which South-South Cooperation will play an increasingly important global role. While regional economic cooperation has already become an important trend , it is time to unlock the potential of interregional cooperation. It is here that the UN’s five Regional Commissions are working together to facilitate interregional cooperation.