- 14 Dec 2011
Despite the many gains that have been made in the last ten years, Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States remain vulnerable to economic shocks and other internal and external crises, according to officials and experts from around the Asia-Pacific region.
- 9 Dec 2011
Asia-Pacific growth will slow down significantly in 2012 due to continuing uncertainty in the advanced economies, but the region has the means to offset the adverse impact, according to latest United Nations macroeconomic projections and policy advice released here today.
- 8 Dec 2011
High inflation levels, in particular food and fuel prices could reduce Asia-Pacific growth by as much as 1.5 per cent over this year and next, the United Nations told senior government economic policymakers from across the region meeting here this week.
- 11 Aug 2011
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of China announced this week that they will work together to close the gender gap as part of regional efforts to address rising inequality and disparities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in China and other countries in Asia-Pacific.
- 8 Aug 2011
Government officials in Palau joined United Nations experts at a training workshop here on the use of satellite technology to improve the Pacific island nation’s preparedness for natural disasters that are a major threat to national physical and economic well-being.
- 29 Jul 2011
Senior government representatives of over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of United Nations-sponsored discussions here today, seeking the world body’s support to remove bottlenecks to intraregional trade and investment, giving special attention to least developed and landlocked developing countries.
- 27 Jul 2011
The least developed, as well as geographically disadvantaged Asia-Pacific nations need support to overcome their marginalization in the region’s booming trade and investment growth, the United Nations told a biannual forum of policy makers from the region here today.
- 25 Jul 2011
Export recovery has led Asia and the Pacific out of the 2009 global economic and financial crisis, allowing the region to emerge as an important stabilizing force and engine of world economic growth, a new United Nations report released here today said.
- 25 Jul 2011
Policy makers, business leaders and experts from Asia-Pacific countries began discussions today in Bangkok at the Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2011(APBF) to identify trade and investment opportunities to help sustain the region’s lead role in the global economic recovery.
- 21 Jul 2011
Wide gaps in human development together with inadequate physical infrastructure and intraregional trade are holding back the Asia-Pacific region from taking its rightful place as the global economic centre of gravity, the top regional United Nations official said here today.