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Pandemic must remain our highest priority: Business leaders to APEC Ministers
APEC trade ministers joined the Asia-Pacific business leaders on Friday to hear from the private sector their views toward the forum’s focus on regional economic integration, trade implications resulting from the economic response to COVID-19 and how economies can be made more resilient to future shocks.
5 June 2021
Trade is a weapon against the pandemic
The APEC region produces most of the world’s COVID-19 vaccines. It must also lead the way in their distribution and administration.
1 June 2021
Infographic: COVID-19 calls for resilient supply chains
According to the APEC Policy Support Unit, the pandemic has highlighted the need to build more resilience into global supply chains.
28 May 2021
Economic growth in the APEC region better than expected
Recovery needs to be inclusive, allowing everyone to participate fully in the economy, latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis says.
27 May 2021
Last call for media registrations
The upcoming APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting on 5 June will focus on supporting the Asia-Pacific region’s economic recovery.
26 May 2021
'APEC should step up cooperation to secure vaccine supply lines'
More than a year into the pandemic, APEC member economies are urged to fast-track trade policy measures and step up cooperation to tackle the ongoing crisis, according to a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit.
24 May 2021
Making headlines in Australia
Australian media were given a breakfast-briefing by SOM Chair Vangelis Vitalis and High Commissioner Dame Annette King in Canberra. Here’s how they reported it.
19 May 2021
'Perseverance, cooperation needed to overcome COVID'
Asia-Pacific business leaders, meeting virtually this week, emphasised the need for perseverance, cooperation, and sound policies, to overcome the health and economic challenges of COVID-19.
13 May 2021
ABAC 2 focused on supporting the COVID response
Representatives from across the Asia-Pacific’s business community met on Tuesday to begin mapping out recommendations to the region’s leaders and ministers.
11 May 2021
Structural reform, regulatory practice and digital implications
In APEC, ‘structural reform’ refers to the set of policy processes designed to address structural or ‘behind-the-border’ barriers in order to improve regional economic integration.
7 May 2021
Can diplomacy work over a webcam?
SOM Chair Vangelis Vitalis writes about APEC 2021 and the role New Zealand plays.
7 May 2021
Media registration open for the Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting
Media registration is open for the 2021 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) to be hosted virtually by New Zealand on 4-5 June, 2021.
29 April 2021
How to hold a virtual APEC
Privacy, time zones, registration, security - holding an entire year of virtual meetings is a complicated process, and New Zealand is in the thick of it at the moment.
21 April 2021
Report highlights value of measuring indigenous economies
“Understanding and Valuing Indigenous Economies within APEC” highlights and reinforces the importance of advancing inclusive economic growth by supporting indigenous economic development in the APEC region.
19 April 2021
The journey of a COVID-19 vaccine
April 7 is World Health Day, and this year, there is one health issue that every person on the globe is aware of or has been affected by: COVID-19 and the vaccine.
7 April 2021
$35,000 prize puts spotlight on a sustainable future
The 2021 APEC Science Prize is accepting nominations for young scientists who are paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.
26 March 2021
Finance officials focus on Covid-19
The recovery from Covid-19 and future fiscal policy was on the minds of the Asia-Pacific’s finance officials during a two-day meeting this week.
19 March 2021
What is inclusion?
The word inclusion is not new, but it is getting more prominent and frequent.
17 March 2021
Watch the full SOM 1 media conference
On Thursday afternoon, the first virtual media conference of APEC 2021 was held for domestic and international media.
12 March 2021
APEC senior officials focus on COVID recovery
SOM 1 – a 73-strong series of meetings – concludes tonight with a meeting of senior officials from across the Asia-Pacific.
12 March 2021
SOM 1 - where the hard work begins, after a coffee
SOM 1 is as much of a ballet as it is a cluster of meetings. Vangelis Vitalis choreographs a show involving 21 economies, 1500 officials and 73 meetings.
9 March 2021
APEC NZ #ChooseToChallenge this International Women's Day
This year, the International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge which asks the world in 2021 to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, and to choose and seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, so that collectively we can all help create an inclusive world.
8 March 2021
'Planting a seed' for indigenous economies
The voices of indigenous economies have been heard in the first meeting of its kind as part of APEC, in what Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta called “pioneering work”.
8 March 2021
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