Asia and Pacific countries convene at UN forum to build back better together from COVID-19 pandemic

Heads of States and Heads of Governments, senior officials and other stakeholders from across the Asia-Pacific region are set to take stock of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and scale-up regional cooperation in response to the pandemic, as the 77th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) gets underway next week.

Held under the theme “Beyond the pandemic: building back better from crises in Asia and the Pacific,” the session will also review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly in the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and Pacific island developing States.

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