Regional consultation for Asia and the Pacific in support of the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), Kyoto, Japan

OESC will organize the first regional consultation in preparation for the 2012 AMR, with the objective of undertaking a review of the overall performance of the region in achieving the development goals related to productive capacity and employment (2012 AMR theme).  Additionally, the consultation, which will take place on 7 December, will support preparations for and enable countries to engage at an early stage in the process leading to the AMR session to be held during the ECOSOC high-level segment in New York, in July 2012. The consultation will support the global review by focusing on aspects that could foster productive capacity and employment in the countries of the region. The outcome of this review would contribute to the analysis in support the Council’s deliberations in July, and would also feed into the preparation of the Secretary General’s report on the AMR theme. The meeting is being held in collaboration with ILO and UNESCAP, in tandem with the ILO Regional Meeting (4-7 December). (Contact person:  Makiko Tagashira – tel: 212 – 963 4836)