Launch of ‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific – 2012’

The latest United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) report:‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012: Pursuing Shared Prosperity in an Era of Turbulence and High Commodity Prices’ was launched on 10th May, 2012, at the IPS Auditorium.

The Welcome address was delivered by Mr. Douglas Keh, Country Director, UNDP Sri Lanka. Dr. Vatcharin Sirimaneetham, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP, Bangkok, gave and introduction to the ESCAP Economic & Social Survey of Asia & the Pacific-2012. Chief Guest, at the occasion was Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of International Monetary Cooperation. Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS, made a presentation on “Challenges for Sustaining Growth in the Sri Lankan Economy”.

The event was jointly organized by the IPS and the United Nations Information Centre.

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