- 26 Feb 2013
Pacific island concerns about the collective management of the ocean economy, as a global and regional common good, must be incorporated into regional and global development planning, and strategies about resilience, climate change and sustainability.
- 18 Feb 2013
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are joining forces to provide better and more comprehensive satellite imagery to countries in the Asia-Pacific region, in order to assist with disaster risk management.
- 13 Feb 2013
Over 40 representatives from government, civil society and international organizations involved with the Network for Knowledge Transfer on Sustainable Agricultural Technologies and Improved Market Linkages in South and South-East Asia (SATNET Asia) gathered yesterday to look at building capacity for sustainable agriculture and trade.
- 13 Feb 2013
Agricultural researchers, non-governmental organizations, universities, representatives from governments and multilateral agencies attending a UN conference here today called for joint efforts to support smallholder farmers by enabling the transfer of agricultural technologies which are sustainable, productivity-enhancing and suitable to farmers’ needs.
- 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.
- 7 Dec 2012
Falling demand in the developed world has led to a broad-based economic slowdown in Asia and the Pacific, lowering economic growth forecasts. Regional economic predictions and social impacts are outlined in the Year-end Update of the UNESCAP annual flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012.
- 7 Dec 2012
Commitment to ending violence against women and girls received the solid backing of governments, the justice and law enforcement sectors, civil society organizations and UN agencies today at the Asia-Pacific regional commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
- 6 Dec 2012
Senior representatives of 48 member States will gather in Bangkok to support the “Make Every Life Count” initiative at a two-day High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, organized by ESCAP in collaboration with WHO, and other UN/Civil Society partners.