- 25 Apr 2013
Least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small islands developing States (SIDS) of Asia and the Pacific, have called upon the international community to place their priorities at the centre of the post 2015 development agenda, in a meeting jointly organized by ESCAP and the UN Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS.
- 24 Apr 2013
Asia-Pacific countries will launch a week-long, United Nations-convened regional development policy forum here this week, focusing on ways to build resilience to growing threats from economic shocks and natural disasters and accelerate their progress towards inclusive and sustainable prosperity.
- 22 Apr 2013
The 69th Commission Session of ESCAP under the theme, “Building resilience to natural disasters and major economic crises” will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 25 April to 1 May.
- 18 Apr 2013
Asia-Pacific economies will see subdued growth in 2013 after last year’s sharp slowdown caused by external factors, the United Nations said in the releasing of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 today, adding that efforts to stimulate demand must go hand in hand with macroeconomic course correction to promote broad-based and sustainable development.