- 1 Oct 2013
More than 35 experts from Asia-Pacific National Disaster Management Agencies and National Statistical Offices, United Nations agencies, donors and civil society gathered this week in Sendai to develop a way forward in building an evidence-based resilience system through improved collection and dissemination of disaster data.
- 24 Sep 2013
APAPCICT supported the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to convene training on ICT in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 17-18 September 2013.
- 21 Sep 2013
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.
- 20 Sep 2013
Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda for Asia and the Pacific as countries look to the future and their “unfinished business” with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the Asia-Pacific region has made progress in pulling millions out of poverty, it remains off track in such basic areas as hunger, health and sanitation, according to a new UN report.
- 20 Sep 2013
Asia-Pacific countries must prioritise the improvement of civil registration to allow their people to achieve equal access to education, healthcare and social protection, and to effectively monitor and plan development, said UN agencies and Plan International at a high-level panel held during a ministerial conference on population and development.
- 18 Sep 2013
Recognizing the enormous potential of the private sector as a catalytic force for Myanmar’s further socio-economic development, the United Nations ESCAP, the ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC) and the United Nations Trade and Productive Capacity Cluster are organizing the Myanmar Business and Development Week with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon from 23 to 27 September 2013.
- 16 Sep 2013
More than 400 delegates, including one Head of State, Ministers, policy makers and civil society representatives from 47 countries are in Bangkok this week to attend the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC). They will review population and development challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, including the unprecedented pace of population ageing, migration, and urbanization and changing household and family structures.
- 12 Sep 2013
Small- to- medium- sized businesses in Asia and the Pacific need regional arrangements that facilitate their entire supply chain, according to recommendations from the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum which closed in Beijing yesterday.