The first meeting of the Asian-Pacific regional International Network of Pensions Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS), took place on 24 October 2001 in Beijing, China.
The INPRS was created during the First Meeting of the OECD Forum on Private Pensions held in Prague, 3-7 April 2000. Currently, it comprises more than 110 regulatory and supervisory authorities from over 60 countries. The current Network members have recently expressed their interest in beginning a policy dialogue with more countries from the Asian-Pacific region that are developing private pension systems. Today, membership of the INPRS in the Asian-Pacific region includes China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Malaysia, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The World Bank and Asian Development Bank are also members. The participation of other Asian-Pacific countries is strongly encouraged.
The Asian-Pacific regional meeting was the founding meeting of the Asian-Pacific regional INPRS. It was the first meeting of the heads, or representatives, of private pensions supervisory and regulatory authorities in Asia-Pacific. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the best modalities to establish the regional sub-Network and related future activities. Representatives from 12 countries from across the Asian-Pacific region attended the meeting, as well as representatives from intergovernmental organisations including the Asian Development Bank.
The Asian-Pacific regional meeting was held back-to-back with the Workshop on Occupational Pensions in China, also held in Beijing on 25-26 October, 2001. This meeting was jointly organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security from the People's Republic of China and the OECD, under the aegis of the programme of the Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members, with co-sponsorship from the government of Japan and the government of the United States.
[Please note that access to documentation is restricted to participants of the Asian-Pacific regional INPRS meeting only.]