Newsletter - February 2019

Upcoming event

Sixth Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week (11-15 March; Bangkok)
The Trade and Investment Week will be held under the theme 'Navigating Non-tariff Measures towards Sustainable Development'. The Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region. Drawing on the presence of senior policymakers from across the Asia-Pacific region, the week hosts a number of engaging events related to trade and investment policy making, covering areas such as trade facilitation, trade and investment agreements, science, technology and innovation (STI) policies and responsible business practices. Highlighted events include:
Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality (27-29 March; Bangkok)
The 2019 APFSD agenda will address (1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in-depth review of the theme and cluster of goals; and (2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the assessment of the progress of the regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific. More...

Recent event

Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter: Focus on Building a Sustainable Future - Forum to launch the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report
The event was co-organized by ESCAP; ARTNeT; Chula Global Network, Chulalongkorn University; International Institute for Trade and Development and Mekong Institute. The forum discussed the role of think tanks in providing a public service of shifting through falsehood and truths, in being policy shapers, in particular look at the role of “factfulness” in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ARTNeT Secretariat is also delighted to announce that ARTNeT has featured for the third year in a row in the global Best Think Tank Networks rank of the just released 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.  More...

4th SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2019 “Governing New Challenges: Inclusive Development, Trade, and Finance”

SANEM aims to promote quality economic research among academicians, researchers, policy advocates, students and young aspiring economists and successfully completed the 4th SAEC 2019 on “Governing New Challenges: Inclusive Development, Trade, and Finance”. More...

Information sharing

Call for participation: UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2019 (Deadline: 1 March)
ESCAP, UNECE and other United Nations Regional Commissions have initiated the 3rd UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitationand would like to invite you to provide us updated and factual information on digital and sustainable trade facilitation implementation in your countries. Answer the survey here
UNU-CRIS BOF Doctoral Scholarships (Deadline: 22 March)
Our partner UNU-CRIS is pleased to announce that Ghent University, one of its strategic partners, has launched this year’s call for two PhD Scholarships for research at UNU-CRIS.  More...
WTO 2019 Essay Award for Young Economists (Deadline: 31 May)
Our partner WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2019 WTO Essay Award. The award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community. More...
Opportunities:  Full time Lecturers/ Assistant Professors/ Associate Professors/ Professors, Business Administration Dep, Mahidol University
Business Administration Department, Mahidol University is on the lookout for promising and accomplished faculty and staff members. More...

From our partners & members 

Emerging Global Trade Governance Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN
This book by our partner ERIA highlights three trade-related issues covered by the TPP that greatly concern emerging countries – investment, intellectual property rights (IPR), and state-owned enterprises (SOEs). More...

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