High-level Consultation on the G20 Brisbane Summit: Perspectives from Asia-Pacific

6 Aug 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

During the 70th ESCAP session, ESCAP is organizing a special luncheon event to discuss Asia-Pacific perspectives on the agenda of this year’s G20 summit, which will be hosted by Australia. The event will be held at the Public Foyer, United Nations Conference Centre, from 12.00 to 13.30 hours on Wednesday, 6 August 2014.

The purpose is to provide a platform for all countries including non-G20 countries and least developed countries to share perspective on the issues being addressed by the G20 and to identify areas of common interest for ESCAP and the G20. This is the fifth annual consultation since 2010, when the process was initiated by the Republic of Korea, then G20 chair. The consultations are part of ESCAP’s broader effort to effectively integrate the region’s priorities at the global level and to develop a strong and coordinated regional voice in major global forums – the need for which was stressed by the Commission in light of the global financial crisis.

This year’s consultation will focus on the areas of common interest to ESCAP and the G20, including the two G20 priorities put forth by Australia: to promote strong economic growth and employment outcomes and to make the global economy more resilient to future shocks. The tentative programme and the secretariat background note are available below.