Asia into the 21st Century
Asian Integration, and Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference Centre
1 and 2 August 2001
Workshop Press Release
This workshop explores an "Agenda for Asia" for the 21st Century. Asia has achieved historically unprecedented sustained growth and development in past decades. Aggregate success hides, however, a great diversity of development experience among and within countries: not all shared equally in the benefits of the region's growth. As a consequence, Asia includes economies at very different stages of development, ranging from some of the poorest in the world, to global economic powers. Similarly, there remain wide differences within countries, reflecting the uneven distribution of the benefits of growth.
The workshop is expected to strengthen economic cooperation among the participating countries with a view to providing more effective assistance to the region, and to promote spontaneous exchange of views; in order to analyse, identify, formulate and recommend policy options of direct relevance to senior decision makers in government, private sector and international institutions, within the broader context of the Asian economic integration.
Last updated: 26 July 2001