- 21 Aug 2013
The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened by the Government of Thailand with support from ESCAP, will be the first regional Ministerial-level event to discuss the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015 following the release of the report of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons.
- 15 Aug 2013
Unregistered children are, for all intents and purposes, officially invisible. They have no legal proof of their name, family links or nationality. Since they do not exist in the eyes of the law, they are more prone to be excluded, exploited or trafficked. They will also face considerable challenges accessing essential services like education and healthcare, and neither they nor their needs will be counted in the national statistics used to shape government policy. Irrespective of rank, class, or caste, no person in Asia and the Pacific should ever again be excluded by incomplete statistical systems. No child should remain invisible, no life should remain uncounted.
- 14 Aug 2013
As the Parliament of India debated the milestone National Food Security Bill, some 90 food security experts and policy makers from seven countries in South Asia converged in New Delhi to discuss priorities for accelerating effective regional cooperation for food security.
- 24 Jul 2013
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) launches two new publications - “ICT, Climate Change & Green Growth” and “Monitoring & Evaluation Toolkit”. The publications are the latest additions to the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders (Academy)”.
- 22 Jul 2013
Academia, intergovernmental and international organizations gathered in Incheon, Republic of Korea last week, for an expert group meeting on monitoring regional cooperation and integration in East and North-east.
- 12 Jul 2013
The 2013 Thailand commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day has been organised by the South African Embassy in Bangkok and will be hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
- 1 Jul 2013
Article published by the Straits Times, in Singapore, about Dr. Heyzer's recent mission to Timor-Leste - her first since being appointed as the Secretary-General's Special Advisor to Timor-Leste.
- 30 Jun 2013
Poor transport connectivity has been identified as a barrier holding back the potential of South and South-West Asian countries to advance their development and regional economic integration, according to participants in the Policy Dialogue on Strengthening Transport Connectivity among countries of South and South West Asia, held in Dhaka from 26-27 June 2013.
- 26 Jun 2013
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to South Asia declined by 24 per cent to USD34 billion in 2012, UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2013 reveals.
- 25 Jun 2013
Article published by the Independente Newspaper, in Timor-Leste, about Dr. Heyzer's first speech as newly-appointed Special Advisor of the Secretary-General to Timor-Leste.
- 24 Jun 2013
Over 350 students, trainers, and educators will gather in Manila for a series of United Nations led events aiming to enhance information and communication technology for development (ICTD) capacity for youth in the Philippines and the ASEAN sub-region.
- 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.