- 14 Nov 2012
Countries from East and North-East Asia, comprising some of the world’s largest energy consumers, ended two days of consultations at a United Nations-led energy security forum, confirming the critical need for enhanced cooperation across the region.
- 14 Nov 2012
Asia-Pacific countries must ensure transparency and accountability in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) crucial for bridging major infrastructure gaps which are keeping the region from realizing its full growth potential and making it more balanced and sustainable, the United Nations told a high-level forum here today.
- 8 Nov 2012
Asia and the Pacific has made impressive gains in improving the living conditions of its people and promoting economic growth but faces wide development gaps, particularly in basic health care and gender equality.
- 7 Nov 2012
Driven by high economic growth performances of countries in South and South-West Asia, the demand for energy in countries in the subregion continues to increase exponentially, posing numerous challenges, further compounded by volatile world oil prices.
- 5 Nov 2012
Thirty nine Asia-Pacific countries attending a once-in-a-decade United Nations forum on disability issueso in the region, adopted a pioneering framework of action aimed at building more disability-inclusive societies for the 650 million persons with disabilities living in the region.
- 2 Nov 2012
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in cooperation with the Nippon Foundation and the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability launched a disability-inclusive business award during a high-level intergovernmental meeting on disability in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
- 1 Nov 2012
Asia-Pacific countries meeting here today at the largest intergovernmental forum on disability-inclusive sustainable development, launched a new 10-year regional strategy to realize a disability-inclusive society.
- 31 Oct 2012
In supporting member States to achieve a disability-inclusive society, the use of reliable and comparable disability data should be at the heart of disability policy making, according to a United Nations report released in Incheon, Republic of Korea, today.
- 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.