Gender Has Become a Cross-Cutting Theme in APEC
Despite real advances in recent decades, the chronic under-representation of women in positions of prominence and authority persists across the globe. Socio-cultural perceptions mean that women continue to face more difficulties in overcoming obstacles than men and other gender-specific constraints can block them from full and effective participation in the economy.
Trade Ministers Provide New Impetus for WTO Discussions
If WTO discussions in Geneva needed a shot in the arm they certainly got one last month at a landmark meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade in Jeju, Korea.
Profile: APEC Education Foundation
During the first APEC Leaders' Meeting in Seattle in 1993, former U.S. President Bill Clinton put forward a proposal for a Leaders' Education Initiative. The initiative: To develop regional cooperation in higher education, study key regional economic issues, improve worker skills, facilitate cultural and intellectual exchanges, and enhance labor mobility.
APEC Economies Score High Marks in Lead-up to Mid-Term Assessment
APEC's final report card prior to this year's mid-term stock-take has been presented and it's good news for the forum as it reaches the halfway point to achieving the Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
APEC Secretariat Internship Program Launched
Calling bright sparks in the Asia-Pacific region - do you have the desire and skills to work in the Regional Secretariat, based in Singapore, which supports the APEC process? Are you interested in participatory and experiential internship work in a multicultural environment, learning new skills from seasoned diplomats and specialist professional staff? If your answer is 'yes' to these questions, then applying to become an APEC Secretariat Intern might be your next step.
Cutting Through the Red Tape
Facilitating the Movement of Goods across National Borders
Content Copy: "Goods awaiting clearance." It is a phrase that's became painfully familiar to importers. Each day business transactions are slowed down and costs are increased as a result of cumbersome bureaucratic procedures. The impact on consumers, and the cumulative effect on the global economy, is considerable.
New Center to Build SME Innovation Capacity
One million US dollars has been pledged by the Republic of Korea to develop an APEC SME Innovation Center, to develop and foster regional innovation in the small and medium enterprises sector.
Towards One Community: Meet the Challenge, Make the Change
This is a landmark year for APEC: It marks the mid-point between the creation of the forum in 1989 and the deadline for all economies to meet the Bogor Goals of free and open trade in 2020. APEC officials will undertake a mid-term stock-take this year to pinpoint where APEC is in its progress towards meeting the Bogor Goals.
Bridging the Pacific: Coping with the Challenges of Globalization - Business Executives Present Recommendations to APEC Leaders
Imagine receiving an office voicemail, "The President called, he wants your advice on the economy." How would you respond? What would your advice be?
APEC CEO Summit 2004
This year's CEO Summit attracted over 400 business leaders from across APEC, and more broadly from the Americas, Asia and Europe.