The 2013 edition of the Statistical Yearbook presents concise analyses highlighting major achievements and challenges for the 58 regional ESCAP member States and the five subregions in promoting economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. These analyses are supported with the most up-to-date and comparable data for over 300 indicators covering 32 topics, grouped into eight themes: demographic trends, health, education and knowledge, poverty and insecurity, women’s empowerment, environment, economy, and connectivity.
New South Wales Government’s key infrastructure project, WestConnex is one of the largest motorway projects in Australia, connecting Sydney’s west and southwest with the Central Business District (CBD), Sydney Airport and Port Botany (Australia's second busiest container port). The project is expected to ease congestion and reduce travel times between the airport and the business district of Parramatta (located 23 km west of the CBD) by 40 minutes while bypassing up to 52 sets of traffic lights.
BANGKOK (ESCAP and UNFPA) -- A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are indispensable to sustainable development, and must be a key part of the post-2015 development framework.
While women constitute roughly half of India’s population, they are strikingly underrepresented in the labour force (at 31 per cent) and even more scarcely so among entrepreneurs. Merely 13 per cent of entrepreneurs in India are women. Change, however, is on its way.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – The Asia-Pacific region, which is confronted with a number of conflicts, needs to recognize more fully the central role of women in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding processes, a forum, organized here by the United Nations said.
Next year marks 10 years since the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. The theme of this year’s International Day of Older Persons, “Launch of Madrid Plus 10: The growing opportunities and challenges of global ageing”, reflects this upcoming milestone. This year we also commemorate 20 years since the adoption of the United Nations Principles for Older Persons. These basic principles – independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment and dignity – both enshrine the human rights of older persons and give us the objectives for which we strive.
In Asia and the Pacific, the 20-year review of progress in implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is currently underway. The review process, supported by the ESCAP secretariat in cooperation with UN Women, engages all member States as well as civil society and other key stakeholders.
Mr. Pomoshchnikov, Head of ESCAP North and Central Asia Office, participated in the Workshop “Kazakhstan on the Path to Sustainable Development through “Green Economy”, organized by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) on 12 March 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Climate change, sea-level rise and ocean acidification are having profound effects across the Pacific. It is difficult to predict the exact impacts of climate change on migration in the Pacific, but many academic studies predict that climate change could have a profound effect on future migration patterns.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
South and South-West Asia Office
cordially invites you to a panel discussion
The Economic and Social Survey
of Asia and the Pacific 2014
Domestic resource mobilization for expanding the fiscal space
Tuesday 30th September 2014, 10.00 – 11.45 hours ,
India International Centre (IIC), Seminar Hall 2 (New Building)
40 B Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate, New Delhi
The issue of road safety has been on the global agenda for quite some time as the casualties from road crashes continued to rise at an alarming rate. Globally, road crashes kill 1.24 million people and injure about 50 million each year. Approximately 62% of these global road deaths or 777,000 deaths occured in ESCAP region. The progress in road safety in the ESCAP region between 2007 and 2010 has been mixed. If reported deaths are considered, the number of deaths in 2010 is very similar (with a slight increase) to that of 2007.
On 25-26 March 2015, Transport Division and Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia jointly organized the Second Meeting of the Regional Network of Legal and Technical Experts on Transport Facilitation in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
ESCAP conducted a fact-finding-cum-advisory series of meetings in Thailand from 25 to 30 June 2015 to support the Government's efforts to establish the evidence base on the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities.
The above-mentioned meeting was jointly convening by UNDP, UNV and ESCAP, in the UNCC on 11 and 12 January 2016. This brought together 30 experts on youth mainly from UNDP and UNV offices in countries across Asia and the Pacific. Discussions took place on the status of youth in the Asian and Pacific region and what interventions were needed to address challenges and build on opportunities in the context of the SDGs.