Launch of the ‘Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: South and South-West Asia Development Report 2012-13’ prepared by UN-ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office

The ‘Regional Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development: South and South-West Asia Development Report 2012-13’ features a foreword by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, the UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and an Executive Summary by Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Director of ESCAP South and South-West Asia Office and ESCAP’s Chief Economist.

Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the IPS delivered the welcome address while Dr. Nagesh Kumar made a presentation of the report, in the presence of Chief Guest, Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance. A panel discussion was held, featuring Anushka Wijesinha, Research Economist at the IPS, Dr. Anura Ekanayake, former President of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, former Director General of Economic Affairs, at the Commonwealth Secretariat, UK.

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