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Health-related Issues in the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Declaration

posted Feb 10, 2015, 10:55 PM by APEC Admin   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 11:07 PM ]

As a result of the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting took place in Beijing, China, the 22nd APEC Leaders’ Declaration was released under the theme “Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership”.

Health-related issues were addressed in the Declaration in the paragraphs on “Inclusive support” from this year’s APEC priority: “Promoting Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth”.

In terms of health-related topics, the APEC leaders have:

  1. endorsed “Healthy Asia-Pacific 2020” initiative aiming to achieve sustainable and high-performing health systems through “whole-of government” and “whole-of society” approach;
  2. called on the region to confront recent Ebola Virus epidemic by helping the affected nations and figuring out measures to respond more effectively to future outbreaks;
  3. commended the efforts and progress made in reinforcing food security and food safety in the region;
  4. urged further cooperation and networking of member economies in disaster preparedness, risk reduction, response and post-disaster recovery, and cooperation in search and rescue.

For the full text of the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders’ Declaration, please go to: http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2014/2014_aelm.aspx