UN ESCAP session opened in Almaty
ALMATY. May 15. KAZINFORM /Daniyar Sikhimbayev/ - The VIII meeting of the ad hoc body for the less developed and developing landlocked countries has been opened today in Almaty on the threshold of the 63rd session of the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). Kim Hak-Su, the UN Under-Secretary-General, ESCAP executive secretary, official delegation of Kazakhstan headed by Vice Prime Minister, Economy and Budget Planning Minister of Kazakhstan Aslan Musin, delegation of the ESCAP member countries, the ESCAP associated members, international inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, the UN Secretariat, the United Nations Specialized Agencies will attend it. The ministerial meeting of the ESCAP member states, session of the ESCAP senior officials, the Asian-Pacific Council, economic forum of the South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation, For competitive Kazakhstan business – exhibition are expected to be held within the frame of the session. The delegates will consider a wide range of issues on the ESCAP reforms, regulation of globalization process, control and reduction of poverty, social and economic problems of the ESCAP region. Kazinform note: The UN ESCAP is a single intergovernmental body in the Asian-Pacific region with a universal membership representing more than 60 per cent of the earth population. The organization comprises 53 member countries and 9 associated members. The present-day, the UN ESCAP activity is aimed at the three key moments. They are struggle against poverty, globalization process regulation and solution of the new social problems.