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