Asia-Pacific Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Meeting opens 6 December

6 to 8 December 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will bring together ministers and senior officials from Asia and the Pacific, as well as representatives of central banks and the public sector for the Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development, to be held at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok from 6 to 8 December 2017.

Asia-Pacific economies are leading global economic growth but still face many development challenges, including persistent poverty and rising inequality, weak growth in decent jobs, and unsustainable use of natural resources. Sustaining long-term economic growth and addressing these challenges will require a rethinking of public policies and considerable investments by both the public and the private sector.

Against this backdrop, the Committee will identify strategies for financing sustainable development, with a focus on domestic resource mobilization, financial inclusion, infrastructure financing and leveraging private finance.

To enrich discussions, ESCAP will launch the flagship 2017 Year-end Update of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, along with a joint ESCAP-Oxfam report on Taxing for Shared Prosperity.

Note to Editors:  You or your representatives are cordially invited to attend:

What:   Wednesday 6 December
  • Opening ceremony (9:00 – 10:00 hrs)
  • Launch of the Year-end Update of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 (13:00-14:00 hrs)
Friday 8 December
  • Launch of ESCAP-Oxfam report on Taxing for shared prosperity (12:10-12:50 hrs)

Where:   United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Ave, Bangkok

When:   6 to 8 December 2017

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Media Accreditation
For media registration, please provide the following information (First Name; Last Name; Nationality; ID/Passport Number; Email Address; Mobile No; Organization/New Agency, as well as the latest electronic copy of a passport-sized photo for the badge) and send to: [email protected]

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Katie Elles, Public Information Officer, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP, M: (66) 9481 525 36 / E: [email protected]