Keep it Simple: Why Little Things are Actually Huge
The most sophisticated economies are looking back to the basics. Tourism has long been recognized as a good source of revenue. But now - in a time when returns are greater than ever - the need for a more inclusive and comprehensive approach is critical.
Results That Count: Workshop on Government Performance and Results Management
Chinese Taipei and New Zealand have co-sponsored the two-day Workshop on Government Performance and Results Management (WGPRM), starting today.
Outcomes for APEC 2007
In 2007, APEC returned to Australia where the first APEC Ministerial Meeting was held in 1989. A strong agenda developed by Senior Officials and Ministers during the year culminated in significant outcomes at the Sydney Leaders Meeting in September, with adoption of a Climate Change Declaration, a strongstatement on the WTO Doha Development agenda, a major report on Regional Economic Integration - including further work on options for a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), and key reforms to strengthen the institutions of APEC.
APEC Revitalizes Logo
The APEC Secretariat undertook an exercise in 2007 to refresh the APEC logo, the most visible expression of the forum's branding and corporate identity.
APEC's New Executive Director Takes the Helm in 2008
For Peruvians, hosting APEC in 2008 begins a new relationship with the Asia-Pacific. In addition to addressing the social dimensions of trade, this year's host will also stick to promoting APEC's core principles by pressing forward on issues such as trade liberalization, structural reform and bridging the development gap through capacity building.
News from the EC Chair: Promoting Improved Structural Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region
APEC 2007, hosted by Australia, was characterised by a growing recognition that economies that pursue structural reforms to address domestic or behind-the-border impediments to growth are more resilient to economic shocks, achieve greater macroeconomic stability, and experience increased productivity and higher living standards over time.
Achieving APEC's Trade Objectives
Reinvigorating WTO negotiations will be a key priority for APEC economies this year. Following up on the Meeting for APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade in Cairns, Australia, Trade Ministers will meet again with their Foreign Minister counterparts in Sydney to take action on the markers they laid down a few months ago.
Setting the Scene for the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in 2007
The Asia-Pacific region is currently enjoying one of the most prosperous periods in its history as a result of increased trade and investment among economies and the growth of new technologies. Outcomes of discussions during the APEC Leaders' week which begins in Sydney on 2 September and culminates with the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) on 8-9 September will lay an important basis for further growth in the region.
News from the ECSG Chair: Realizing the Potential Benefits of Electronic Commerce in the APEC Region
There are many challenges to designing an adequate policy and regulatory environment for the digital economy, especially in the APEC region which is regarded as being the most dynamic in terms of economic growth.
APEC Addresses Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability
Energy security and environmental sustainability were the main topics for discussion when APEC Energy Ministers, energy sector business leaders and representatives of nongovernmental organizations gathered in Darwin, Australia in May to discuss the region's approach to the issue.