Closing trade & development gaps can unleash Asia's economic potential

Noeleen Heyzer

Closing trade and development gaps can make the Asia-Pacific region a global economic centre of gravity, according to the top UN official there.

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says China, India and Indonesia are emerging as the growth poles for not only the region, but also the entire world.

In her keynote address to the Indonesia International Conference in Jakarta, Heyzer also said the region must address major challenges, such as improving transport links and further developing international business procedures, before it can realize its economic potential.

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