- 11 Jun 2013
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, today announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and current Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), as his Special Adviser for Timor-Leste. Dr. Heyzer will carry out the responsibilities of both roles concurrently.
- 4 Jun 2013
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched a series of national consultations under a regional programme on strengthening social protection in Asia-Pacific in Jakarta today.
- 31 May 2013
The First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Kyou-hyun, the Mayor of Incheon City, Mr. Song Young-Gil and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, today inaugurated new United Nations premises in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
- 30 May 2013
Thirty four countries attending the first United Nations intergovernmental meeting on energy in Asia and the Pacific, adopted a groundbreaking framework of action aimed at enhancing energy security in the region today.
- 27 May 2013
Asia-Pacific countries begin a four-day United Nations conference today on regional cooperation for enhanced energy security and the sustainable use of energy in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.
- 23 May 2013
Reaffirming their commitment to work together to enhance the impact of development activities in Central Asia, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), this week signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding during the VI Astana Economic Forum.
- 21 May 2013
Businesses that recognize the added value of diversity are now eligible for the pioneering ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific. The Award, developed in partnership by UN ESCAP, the Nippon Foundation, and the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability, recognizes the leadership of companies that provide enabling working environments, deliver inclusive products and services, and are innovative in their disability-inclusive approach.
- 20 May 2013
As part of its programme to maximize the ability of government officials in the Asia-Pacific region to utilize social media in national development contexts, APCICT will welcome 30 participants from 19 countries around Asia and the Pacific to the Regional Training of Trainers Workshop on Social Media for Development from 20 to 23 May.