Wed, 02 Aug 2000

ESCAP holds meeting here

JAKARTA (JP): The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pasific (ESCAP) in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will hold a consultative meeting on financing for development in Jakarta from Aug. 2 through Aug. 5.

The meeting would, among other things, discuss trade, capital flow, development assistance, national external debt and national financial structure issues and international financial architecture, a UN statement said on Tuesday.

It said the meeting's participants included senior officials from the Ministry of Finance, central banks of ESCAP's associate member countries, representatives of international and regional intergovernmental organizations, as well as non-governmental and private sector bodies.

The meeting would be part of a series of five regional consultations in preparation for a global meeting on financing for development to be held next year, the statement said. (bkm)