Addressing global challenges requires a collective and concerted effort, involving all actors. Through partnerships and alliances, and by pooling comparative advantages, we increase our chances success."
- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Greater Tumen Initiative Breakfast Draws International Business Leaders

28 June 2007

On 26 June 2007, Amir Dossal and Camilla Schippa of the UN Office for Partnerships and Khalid Malik and Nataliya Yacheistova of the UNDP China Office hosted a breakfast at the House of Lords in London to promote the Greater Tumen Initiative’s Business Advisory Council (BAC), which is soon to be created. The Business Advisory Council would bring regional and international business leaders to the Tumen region (comprised of parts of China, DPR Korea, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and Russia in Northeast Asia).

The breakfast provided the UN Office for Partnerships the opportunity to inform influential business leaders about the BAC and receive their feedback and suggestions. The leaders will have the opportunity to join the Council when it is established at the 9th Meeting of the Consultative Commission—where all five countries in the Tumen region come together—in Vladivostok this October.

The Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI), originally the Tumen River Area Development Programme (TRADP), is a regional cooperation mechanism joined by five countries including the People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation since 1995. It is a unique intergovernmental platform for economic cooperation and exchanges for Northeast Asia and serves as a catalyst in expanding policy dialogue and strengthening fundamentals for improving the business environment.

Our sincere thanks go to the Lord Bruce-Lockhart for his gracious hospitality!