- 29 Oct 2012
Government representatives of 37 Asia-Pacific countries began a five-day meeting here today to review regional progress over the past decade in removing the multitude of physical, social and economic barriers faced by persons with disabilities and make development more inclusive.
- 25 Oct 2012
Asia-Pacific government officials, trade facilitation service providers, trade and development experts and development agencies will meet in the capital city of Sri Lanka on 30 and 31 October to assess regional progress in trade facilitation and paperless trade and discuss streamlining international trade procedures.
- 25 Oct 2012
The United Nations Asia-Pacific bodies headquartered in Bangkok marked the 67th anniversary of the world organization’s founding on 24 October, emphasizing the need to make regional development economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and resilient to recurring natural disasters.
- 24 Oct 2012
The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced today at the United Nations Day commemoration in Bangkok for the United Nations-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the larger region.
- 23 Oct 2012
A UN Report released here today shows that Asia and the Pacific is paying a huge price for extreme weather events which are now impacting negatively on the continent’s economic development.
- 22 Oct 2012
A united South and South-West Asia, committed to inclusive and sustainable growth can help a world grappling with the economic downturn and multiple development challenges, a leading global development economist told a high-level subregional policymakers’ forum.
- 19 Oct 2012
UN ESCAP and the Government of the Republic of Korea will confer the “Asia-Pacific Disability Rights Champions Award” on ten outstanding individuals on 1 November during a high-level intergovernmental meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to launch a new decade-long regional initiative for a more disability-inclusive society.
- 18 Oct 2012
Enhanced subregional cooperation can reduce the wide development and infrastructure gaps in South and South-West Asia, stimulating growth that is more inclusive, sustainable and resilient to economic shocks and natural disasters, UN told a high-level policymakers’ forum.
- 15 Oct 2012
As the world continues to face economic turmoil, especially in the developed countries, regional economic integration, supported by robust South-South cooperation, has become even more important to reduce dependencies and diversify economies, according to Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP in her opening address to the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2012, which opened in Kuala Lumpur today.
- 12 Oct 2012
Asia-Pacific business leaders and government policymakers, international aid and development agencies as well as civil society representatives will meet in the Malaysian capital next week to discuss how they can harness regional economic integration to promote economic growth that is equitable and sustainable.
- 10 Oct 2012
Representatives of over 23 Asia-Pacific governments began a three-day meeting here today to discuss cooperation in building an efficient and sustainable regional transport and logistics network to drive growth while improving access for all to economic opportunities and social services.
- 10 Oct 2012
Fourteen Pacific island countries ended two days of consultations this week acknowledging that it is crucial to promote synergy between their macroeconomic and energy security policies to achieve sustainable development and insulate themselves from external economic shocks.
- 8 Oct 2012
Pacific island countries need sound policies to protect themselves from external economic shocks and environmental threats, and to promote growth that is inclusive and sustainable, the Prime Minister of Fiji, H.E. Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama told a United Nations forum here today.
- 5 Oct 2012
ESCAP and the Embassy of India in Thailand will jointly commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence on Monday, 8 October 2012 at UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. The programme for the observance will include the delivering of addresses by UN ESCAP Executive Secretary and the Ambassador of India and the screening of film on Mahatma Gandhi’s work as well as the offering of floral tribute at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
- 4 Oct 2012
Asia-Pacific countries launched a five-year campaign here today aimed at promoting greater use of space technology and the Geographic Information System (GIS) for improved disaster risk reduction and management as well as to minimize the environmental costs of economic growth in the region.