This is a paper on Information and Communications Technology as Critical Infrastructure for Enhanced E-resilience and Disaster Risk Management for the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Fourth session, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 to 16 October 2014.
The factsheet provides the core information about APTA at a glance. It presents brief explanation about the features, objectives, tariff concession exchange, institutional arrangements as well as the accession procedure of APTA in order to facilitate better understanding of APTA for the countries in this region.
South Asia has made tremendous progress toward alleviating hunger and food insecurity during the last quarter century. Notwithstanding this impressive progress, the rate of decline of chronic undernourishment is too low to completely eliminate chronic undernourishment even by 2050. This paper reviews South Asia’s progress, challenges and opportunities for realizing sustainable food security in the post-2015 development agenda.
The Governments of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea and Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Participating States of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA); recognizing the growing importance of trade in services for Participating States; affirming the importance of sustaining economic growth and development in all Participating States through joint efforts in liberalizing trade in services and promoting intra-APTA trade and investment flows; recognizing that economic cooperation