1. Evidence based trade policy making: Using statistical tools for policy making.
2. Accession to WTO and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.
3. Introductory APTA-related trade issues: Highlights of the 4th Round concessions, Accession procedures of APTA, and Framework Agreement on Cross-border Paperless Trade.
4. Country report on Bhutan and potential benefits of Bhutan's accession to APTA.
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.