ESCAP, working with its strategic partner UNITAR/UNOSAT, provided satellite-derived imagery and damage maps for Honiara, Solomon Islands which has been affected by floods caused by days of heavy rainfall in early April.
The inaugural ceremony for the ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific presented its first Winners today. Three companies were awarded for outstanding achievement in responding to the needs of persons with disabilities in their business operations.
Over 80 social protection experts from national ministries, civil society, business and academia took stock of and reviewed the experiences of various participating countries in the development of coherent national social protection strategies. The workshop focused on improving policy coordination across ministries at both national and local levels as well as on the development of integrated packages of services and transfers.
The “Right” effect creates further waves Launched recently by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the “Make the Right Real” Campaign to promote the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific got another boost when over 200 persons, including Government and UN officials, representatives of Disabled Persons’ organizations and law students, assembled at the UN Conference Centre on 3 December, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
International Women's Day 2008 will be observed on Friday, 7 March in Bangkok at the UN Conference Centre with a programme organized by the International Women’s Day Working Group of representatives from various United Nations agencies and offices.Under the theme of "‘investing in women and girls", this year’s observance will include keynote presentations, a panel dialogue, an exhibition, and a film screening.
ESCAP North and Central Asia Office participated in the Second Corridor Meeting of Clusters of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan organized by the ESCAP Transport Division in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 29 May 2014.
Improving subregional cooperation on low carbon city (LCC) strategies was the focus of a United Nations symposium that closed in Beijing today, bringing together development experts, academics, subregional and international agencies and city representatives from across Northeast Asia.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Green Technology Center Korea, organized “Regional Dialogue on Technology Facilitation” on 18 May 2014, as an associated event of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) is an open regional network composed of leading trade research institutions and think-tanks across the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 2004 with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. ARTNeT aims to increase the quality and the amount of relevant trade research in the region by more effectively harnessing the research capacity already available and developing additional capabilities.
The Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD) and the Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (SRO-ENEA) jointly conducted a technical assistance mission to enhance Mongolia's ability to use geo-referenced information for effective disaster risk management.
A Geo-DRM system combines disaster data with critical disaggregated socio-economic data for evidence-based policymaking and effective disaster management, and can be considered a decision support system for disaster managers and national disaster management authorities.
Convened by the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) brought together over 60 social protection experts from Government, civil society, academia, the UN system and international organizations from Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Asia and Africa.
The 69th Commission session, held in Bangkok, from 25 April to 1 May 2013, endorsed, through its resolution 69/13, the Ministerial Declaration and the Incheon Strategy. Both documents were adopted by the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Final Review of the Implementation of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, held in late 2012.
Asia-Pacific Governments support a new decade to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Propelled by an inspiring opening ceremony and three days of intense discussion, a powerful force for social transformation and all-inclusive development has been unleashed, as civil society, including disabled peoples’ organizations, and UN entities joined hands with Governments in pledging to “Make the Right Real”, in concluding deliberations of the Committee on Social Development this week at the United Nations Centre, Bangkok.