The special luncheon event will discuss the agenda of this year’s G20 Antalya Summit – namely, to address the policy issues of inclusiveness, implementation and investment for growth, which are important elements in the Asia-Pacific region. The discussions will further highlight the ways in which the G20 agenda can support and align with the United Nations post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be adopted at the General Assembly meeting in September 2015.
The Commission, in its sixty-ninth session, adopted Resolution 69/1 on a conference structure of the Commission for the inclusive and sustainable development of Asia and the Pacific, which decided that the sessions of the Special Body on Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries and the Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries would be held jointly for a maximum of one day during the senior officials segment and would have a status commensurate with the Committees of the Whole.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a one-day preparatory meeting of the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 26 May 2015.
This is a background document by Mr. Pierre Sauvé, World Trade Institute, provided for the meeting “Myanmar and the Asia-Pacific: The Role of Policy Research in the Country's Economic and Trade Reform”
held 19-21 February 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar.