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.
The Social Protection Toolbox is a platform that provides support to policymakers and stakeholders for moving toward broader and more robust social protection systems. Using multimedia and data visualization techniques, the Toolbox aims to present the argument for strengthening and broadening social protection in a user-friendly and interactive fashion. It provides users with a point of departure for navigating the complex – and at times fragmented – nature of social protection policymaking.
Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, Head of ESCAP North and Central Asia Office, attended the High-level Regional Conference “Prospects for Water Resources Management in Central Asia: From Basin Approach to Regional Cooperation” organized by the EU, GIZ in cooperation with CAREC on 27-28 May 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: East and North-East Asia Office (UN ESCAP-ENEA) is looking for photographs that capture the economic, social and environmental issues facing the Northeast Asian region.
The call for visual contributions aims to find powerful images that can help convey ENEA’s objectives, as well as inspire action and help raise awareness of the issues affecting the region.
ESCAP and the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) in collaboration with the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation organized the annual seminar in Vladivostok, Russia on 18 November 2014, where government officials and key stakeholders from China, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation attended.
At the request of the Government of China, ESCAP/SDD participated in the APEC High-level Meeting on Equal Access and Inclusive Development and delivered a statement at the Forum on Equal Access and Inclusive Development, emphasizing the potential economic contribution that gainfully employed persons with disabilities can make to the APEC economies. Both events were organized by the Government of China in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) in Beijing on 11 November 2014.
Following the massive earthquake that hit Nepal in late April 2015, members of the Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance (APPDSA), began the campaign “Rise Nepal”. This youth-led campaign has mobilized young people to engage in service and volunteer activates that provide relief to those affected by the earthquake.
Suva, Fiji---Representatives from Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu are gaining the skills needed to tap into decent foreign employment opportunities at a workshop on Foreign Employment Research and Promotion which opened in Suva today. The three-day workshop is funded by the European Union through the Pacific Climate Change and Migration (PCCM) project.
International labour migration, particularly temporary migration has been identified as a key development priority in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu where domestic employment opportunities are limited.
ESCAP presented its experiences in supporting national and regional efforts to enhance social protection systems at an international conference on the “Role of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Social Dialogue Institutions in Promoting Social Protection Floors for All,” jointly organized by ILO, the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) and the Korean Economic and Social Development Commission, held in Seoul, from 20-21 November 2014.