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Asia-Pacific countries look beyond the MDGs

Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: The panelists include Gen. (Ret.) Nadeem Ahmed, Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority, Pakistan (former); Senator Richard Gordon, President and CEO of the Philippine National Red Cross and former Minister of Tourism, Philippines; Dr. William Sabandar, Special Assistant to the President of Indonesia; Dr. Rizal Ramli, Minister of Finance (former) and Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia (former; Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of ASEAN (former). The Roundtable was moderated by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP with the concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.Heads of State, Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific gather in Bangkok this week to collectively explore and identify the key challenges in the region that should be addressed in the elaboration of the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 based on the lessons learned from the MDGs framework. Continue reading