Sustainable development focus of upcoming UN Asia-Pacific meeting

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ESCAP Executive Secretary, Shamshad Akhtar. Photo: ESCAP

Regional cooperation on the issue of sustainable development will top the agenda when representatives from more than 50 countries in Asia and the Pacific meet in Bangkok next week.

They are coming together for the 73rd session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for the region, known as ESCAP.

Member States span from Turkey in the west to the small Pacific island nation of Kirabati in the east, and are home to roughly two-thirds of the world's population or just over four billion people.

Vibhu Mehta has been speaking to ESCAP Executive Secretary, Shamshad Akhtar.

Duration: 5'26"

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