Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation recently met in Lima, Peru. Together, they plan to better the quality of life for citizens across the world.
The theme of the APEC Summit of 2016 was for quality growth and human development. Although other issues were discussed, the main focus was on human development.
All leaders of APEC signed a declaration that stated, ´´We therefore recognize that our efforts to achieve APEC´s objectives and goals must remain focused on improving the lives of our people.´´
A major topic of the summit in support of this theme was education. Human development depends on the support and progress of education, which leaders seek to promote.
Whether its higher education, specific skills, technological training, or other forms of education, these countries are dedicated to developing the knowledge base of their citizens.
Furthermore, the declaration also mentioned the priority to educate women, children, and people with disabilities. APEC is committed to improve the quality of life of everyone.
By improving education, the leaders of APEC are determined to improve the quality of life for the citizens in Asia-Pacific countries.