Asia-Pacific region must develop new forms of partnerships with business to achieve 2030 Agenda
“Such partnerships must go deeper and should focus on key areas of inclusive and sustainable development that are of mutual interest, including science, technology and innovation, human resource development, infrastructure development and multi-dimensional South-South cooperation,” said Dr. Shamshad Akhtar in her opening remarks at the 13th Asia-Pacific Business Forum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 500 high-level professionals from the public and private sector attended the Forum, including H.E. Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh; Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; and Dr. Victor K. Fung, Former Global Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce.