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Asia-Europe Environment Forum: High Level Dialogue On Trade, Biotechnology And Sustainable Development

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Project Period:
21 Feb 2004
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)


This dialogue was co-hosted by ASEF and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to facilitate dialogue with the national delegations of ASEM on the interconnections between biotechnology, sustainable development, and trade. The dialogue was held under the banner of the Asia-Europe Environment Forum, a series of meetings on specific environmental concerns for the two regions.


Dato’ Seri Najib Razak, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister

Jan Pronk, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Former Special Envoy for the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Hamdallah Zedan, Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat Executive Secretary

Mitsuo Matsushita, former member of the World Trade Organization

Albert Sasson, former UNESCO Assistant Director-General

Philemon Yang, Chair of the International Committee for the Cartagena Protocol

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