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10TH Annual Meeting of the
Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
January 6-9, 2002

Final Agenda

I. Terrorism

II. Economics and Trade

A. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): A Report from China

B. Economics: Economic Growth in an Era of Globalization
-Restarting global economic growth
-New World Trade Organization (WTO) round
-Bilateral and regional trade agreements and their regional implications
-Regional financial cooperation
-Regional exchange rate and currency issues

III. Politics and Security

A. ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF): A Report from Vietnam

B. Politics: International Dimensions
-Korean Peninsula
-Cooperative maritime management

C. Security: International Dimensions
-Internal conflicts/insurgencies

IV. Environmental Outlook

A. Environmental Issues With Emphasis on Global Warming
-International cooperation on proceeding with the Kyoto Protocol
-Coral reef management and coastal zones
-Forestry and fishery conservation
-Air pollution control

B. Disaster Management and Preparedness
-Regional cooperation

V. Information Technology and Education

A. Information Technology (IT)
-Government’s role in IT industry
-Narrowing the digital divide
-Financing the IT industry
-The future of regional IT parks

B. Education
-Government’s role in innovation and creativity
-New educational needs in an era of globalization
-Public education: autonomy, financing, accessibility

VI. Asia Pacific Cooperation

A. Delegates can discuss topics/resolutions that do not fall under the other topics

B. Future parliamentary cooperation
-Future of APEC process
-Subregional organizations: ASEAN, ASEAN + 3,
Organization of American States (OAS)
-Future of APPF

VII. Election of President of APPF

VIII. Convening of the 11th General Meeting

IX. Approval of Joint Communiqué