Manila, Philippines (BBN)– The Asian Development Bank (ADB) concluded the 45th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors on Saturday in Manila and announced that the 2013 meeting will take place in Delhi, India from May 2-5.
ADB’s meeting in Manila from May2-5 gathered a record number of more than 5,000 registered delegates including finance ministers and other key policymakers, business leaders, and academics. Civil society representatives and media also attended in record numbers, the ADB said.
Key issues at this year’s meeting included what Asia must do to adapt to the global economic downturn, build resilience in urban centers, promote green growth, ensure regional food security, and grow trade between Asia and Latin America.
The meeting took place against the backdrop of an Asia and Pacific region that has seen steady growth and is leading global recovery, but is vulnerable to growing inflation, spikes in fuel prices, austerity measures in the eurozone, and worsening impacts of climate change.
The Board of Governors is ADB’s highest policy-making body and the annual meetings are statutory occasions at which Governors can provide guidance on ADB’s administrative, financial, and operational priorities.
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