Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific 2000

31 Aug 2000 to 5 Sep 2000
Kitakyushu, Japan

Ministerial Conferences on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCEDs) have been organized every five years since 1985 by ESCAP in partnership with host governments and other institutions, including the UN Environment Programme and the Asian Development Bank. This forum is the largest high-level gathering of government officials and stakeholders to discuss sustainable development in the Asian and Pacific Region.

The Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific was held from 31 August to 5 September in Kitakyushu, Japan.
The Conference was attended by participants at the Ministerial level from countries in the ESCAP region and beyond. The major outcomes of the Conference are the Regional Action Programme for Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Development 2001-2005, the Vision for the 21st Century: Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific, the Regional Message for the 10-Year Review of UNCED, and the Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment.