UN releases key findings on region's economic health
Ha Noi - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam, on behalf of the Bangkok-based United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), hosted today the Viet Nam launch of the annual Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2000.
This year's Survey, containing valuable information and timely analysis on the state of the region's economy, was presented to the media by Mr Ngo Duc Thang, Deputy Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Thang highlighted the recent economic and social developments in Viet Nam as reported in the Survey.
The annual Survey is the flagship publication of ESCAP and will serve as the main document for discussion at the upcoming fifty-sixth Ministerial-level session of ESCAP, to be held in Bangkok on 1-7 June 2000.
The Survey is divided into two parts. Part One reviews the progress made in the Asia-Pacific region over the past year, assesses the policy initiatives that have been taken and identifies a number of areas for further action by policy makers.
Part Two of the Survey focuses on economic and financial monitoring and surveillance. It examines the international financial system, with particular focus on ideas for reform, such as improved surveillance and the establishment of early warning systems.In his foreword to the publication, United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, states, "It is my hope that this publication will assist our ongoing efforts to derive and to apply those lessons learnt [from the Asian regional crisis] in a spirit of partnership among all members of our United Nations".
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