Launch of UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 in Indonesia


Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is ESCAP's flagship publication and has monitored regional progress, provided the latest data, cutting-edge analyses, and innovative policy suggestions on current and emerging socioeconomic issues and challenges since 1947, always with the aim to support inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

The 2013 Survey: Forward-looking macroeconomic policies for inclusive and sustainable development was released by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, in Beijing, China on April 18, 2013. Simultaneous launches took place in 37 locations in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, the launch was hosted by Bank Indonesia, with participation of more than 130 distinguished participants from academia, research institutions, NGOs, government officers, diplomatic communities, UN agencies, the representatives from Bank Indonesia, and the press.

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The topic was introduced by Dr. Adrianus Mooy, former Governor of Bank Indonesia and former Executive Secretary of UN ESCAP. Dr. Katinka Weinberger, Director of CAPSA, gave a presentation on key trends and findings of the 2013 Economic and Social Survey. Mr. Dody Budi Waluyo, the Executive Director of Monetary Policy at Bank Indonesia, gave a presentation on the role of Central Banks in sustaining economic development and social progress. The event was moderated by Mr. Michele Zaccheo, Director of UNIC Jakarta.