n a signing ceremony held on 13 March 2012 at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok, the Executive Secretary of ESCAP and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Dr. Noeleen Heyzer and H.E. Mr. Anil Wadhwa, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Thailand initialed the Host Country Agreement for the New Delhi-based ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia (SRO-SSWA).
The SRO-SSWA was inaugurated on 15 December 2011 and covers 10 countries within the subregion
More than 65 government representatives and key stakeholders from civil society and academia in Bhutan attended the national launch of the Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real for Persons with Disabilities. The Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Ms. Sangay Zam, speaking on behalf of the Minister of Education, pledged Bhutan’s commitment to successfully implement the Incheon Strategy and to ensure that all stakeholders work together to achieve the goals and targets set out in the Strategy.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) held its third national consultation on social protection in Beijing on 27 June 2013.
ESCAP, in partnership with the All-China Women’s Federation and the Yunnan Women’s Federation, organized a Regional Workshop to Strengthen National Capacity to Address Gender Concerns in Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific from 16 to 19 July in Kunming, China.
(UN ESCAP Information Services) –- Promoting women’s equal access to education, science and technology is essential to giving women a voice “at the table” which is crucial for development and peace and security enhancement in the region, the top United Nations official in Asia and the Pacific said at the centennial commemoration of International Women’s Day.
On 22-23 September, ESCAP with partners, World Bank and the Royal Thai Government supported a delegation of Bhutanese high-level government officials to visit Bangkok and the Philippines with an objective to develop Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure development.
ESCAP Subregional Office for North and Central Asia in cooperation with UNECE organized the first ESCAP-UNECE consultation meeting on strengthening coordination and collaboration within the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) on 12-13 February 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Second Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific is organized by ESCAP as requested by its member States through Commission resolution 70/1, “Implementation of the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific”. During this four-day event, heads of governments, ministers, senior policy makers, experts and other stakeholders will discuss concrete actions to deepen economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific.
The Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014 is made available only as a set of downloadable electronic files comprising short analytical texts introducing the 32 topics;(1) Population (2) Urbanization (3) International Migration (4) Child health (5) Maternal health (6) HIV and AIDS (7) Malaria and tuberculosis (8) Other health risks (9) Financial and human resources for health (10) Participation in education (11) Staying in school and learning to read (12) Financial and human resources for education (13) Research and development (14) Income poverty and inequality (15) Access to
ESCAP produced an easy-to-understand version of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities to reach out to the wider public, including persons with diverse disabilities. The easy-to-understand version provides a background to the Incheon Strategy and a description of its Goals, Targets and Indicators in simple language, and with illustrations drawn by a Thai deaf artist.
The Environment and Development Division, ESCAP, is hosting an expert group meeting on "Regional Perspectives on a Transformative Urban Agenda for Asia and the Pacific" that will bring together stakeholders and representatives from government agencies, civil society organizations, international and regional organizations, and academia, to prepare for the upcoming sixth Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6).
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region.
ESCAP participated in the official launch of the Urdu version of the Incheon Strategy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The move came as part of renewed efforts by the Government of Pakistan to strengthen laws and policies that protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities.