- 10 Oct 2007
This year’s International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, is marked by a ceremony at UNCC in Bangkok. It takes place on the third and final day of a key regional workshop on School Education and Disaster Risk Reduction. “Disaster reduction is everybody’s business”, says Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, in his message on the International Day. “We all have a moral, social and economic obligation to act now in building resilient communities and nations.”
- 9 Oct 2007
Senior officials and representatives from about 25 countries in Asia and the Pacific have gathered in Macao today for a high-level meeting, organized by UNESCAP with the support of the Government of Macao SAR, China, which will review progress the region has made in response to the challenges posed by population ageing.
- 8 Oct 2007
The Asia-Pacific region as a whole is forging ahead on many of MDGs, but there is uneven progress between and within countries, with many countries falling behind Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America in certain areas, says a new report titled “The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2007” released today.
- 5 Oct 2007
The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction on 10 October will be marked this year by a
- 4 Oct 2007
This year’s World Habitat Day is being observed across the world under the theme “A Safe City Is
- 1 Oct 2007
As the regional focal point on population ageing, the United Nations Economic and Social Commiss
- 1 Oct 2007
ESCAP is holding a seminar to help Cambodia to adopt development policies which protect the environment without limiting economic growth. The seminar, which takes place from 1 to 4 October in Sihanoukville, is attended by senior policymakers from Cambodia.
Five Regional Commissions Signed Cooperation Framework with UNDP