- 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.
- 18 Sep 2013
As Asia-Pacific takes its place on the world stage, our governments have the means and the responsibility to build better lives for the region’s 4.3 billion people. There is greater hope that the rapid population and development transformation will nurture the promise of a future that will be brighter than what had been predicted half a century ago. Asia-Pacific nations must do better in incorporating rights-based approaches to addressing population dynamics in their long-term plans for inclusive and sustainable development, including the impact of climate change.
- 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.
- 11 Sep 2013
With very little time left to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the tripartite regional partnership on the MDGs consisting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will launch their latest assessment of regional progress towards the MDGs, ‘Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda’ on 20 September 2013.
- 10 Sep 2013
The upcoming Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will set the regional population and development agenda for the next decade. Held once every ten years since 1963, the APPC provides a vital forum for forging and strengthening partnerships across the region in the field of population and development.
- 6 Sep 2013
Asia-Pacific policymakers, government officials, trade facilitation service providers, international organizations and development agencies, as well as trade and development policy analysts and researchers, will meet in Beijing, China on 10 and 11 October ...
- 28 Aug 2013
Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’ as the key outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened by the Royal Government of Thailand with the support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
- 27 Aug 2013
Challenged by the eurozone troubles and unstable international commodity prices, North and Central Asian economies can shockproof and sustain their growth, making it broad-based, by diversifying production and markets, the United Nations advised top economic policymakers from the subregion here today.
- 26 Aug 2013
Heads of State, Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific gather in Bangkok this week to collectively explore and identify the key challenges in the region that should be addressed in the elaboration of the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015 based on the lessons learned from the MDGs framework.
- 26 Aug 2013
In the wake of economic crisis and recession, global growth relies increasingly on the dynamic economies of Asia and the Pacific - a dynamism driven by the creative energy of small business.