- 8 Feb 2013
Determining how government leaders can make the most of social media and what skills Government Chief Information Officers require to ensure sustainable development in developing countries were some of the emerging Information Communications Technology for development (ICTD) topics discussed during the back-to-back Expert Group Meetings held by the UNAPCICT.
- 15 Jan 2013
Slowdown in China and recession in Europe will weigh heavily on economic activity in East Asia with regional growth forecasts expected to pick up mildly in 2013. These economic situation analysis and future predictions will be discussed at a briefing on the “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013” at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok on January 17.
- 24 Dec 2012
Asia Pacific countries adopted a historic five year Regional Plan of Action for the application of space technology for addressing natural disasters and achieving sustainable development goals in the region.
- 17 Dec 2012
In a watershed moment for Asia and the Pacific last Friday, leading statisticians and senior government officials from 41 countries agreed to ambitious steps to improve environment and social statistics, critical in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, and endorsed a strategy to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in the region.
- 14 Dec 2012
Development in Asia and the Pacific is increasingly being affected by the ongoing slowdown in the global economy as well as structural problems within the region’s economies, according to latest United Nations macroeconomic projections and policy advice released here today.
- 13 Dec 2012
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Goldman Sachs announced today their collaboration on a regional programme to promote women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific.
- 10 Dec 2012
A delegation of Ministers from Myanmar wrapped up a 5-day study visit to Singapore last week. The knowledge-sharing visit, jointly organized by the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) and ESCAP, provided an opportunity for the Myanmar Ministers to gain first-hand experience of Singapore’s industrial development policies and strategies to attract foreign investment, provide decent productive jobs and affordable housing for people, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable way.
- 10 Dec 2012
Asia-Pacific countries gathered here today on Human Rights Day to discuss strategies to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in the region. Senior representatives from 46 member States are attending the 10 to 11 December “High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific” convened by ESCAP, co-organized by WHO, in collaboration with 18 additional UN, civil society and government partners.