ABAC’s focus for 2021 is on people, place, and prosperity — three elements are essential to creating ideal societies, according to New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern.
‘People’ is ABAC’s north star 一 access for all to Covid vaccinations, essential goods and food supplies; how small businesses can operate on a level playing field; and how to empower women and indigenous populations to succeed. ‘Place’ is about safeguarding the planet while ‘prosperity’ will push for free and open markets within the region to keep supply chains functioning and trade flowing, as well as resumption of travel to revive the region’s economic growth.