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Bangkok - 03 Apr 2020

News Number: N/04/2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic and continuing trade uncertainties are having far-reaching economic and social consequences for the Asia-Pacific region, with strong cross-border spillover effects through trade, tourism and financial linkages. Economic growth in the region is also expected to sharply decline in 2020.

The longest running UN publication on the region’s progress, this year’s edition of the Survey proposes a transition towards cleaner production, and less material-intensive lifestyles, supported by enabling policies. It further calls for all stakeholders, notably Governments, businesses and consumers, to urgently align their own goals and actions with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Watch live at 11:00 (Bangkok Time) on the 8th of Apri on YouTube and ask your questions on the live chat or by email at [email protected] .

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