- 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.
- 14 Jul 2011
Some 500 children and youth from across Thailand, many with disabilities, assembled at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand today, together with national artists, teachers and volunteers for the launch of a UN initiative to promote an inclusive and barrier-free society.
- 6 Jul 2011
As the leader of the global economic recovery, the Asia-Pacific region must give priority to poverty reduction and inclusive development to sustain its dynamic growth, the top United Nations official in Asia-Pacific said here today.
- 4 Jul 2011
Sound governance is crucial for sustainable management of water resources threatened by pollution, natural disasters and climate change, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Dr. Noeleen Heyzer told a forum of South-East Asian countries here today.
- 4 Jul 2011
More than 40 senior Bhutan government officials and policymakers are meeting in Thimphu this week for a United Nations information and communication technology (ICT) capacity building programme that aims to support national socio-economic development.
- 1 Jul 2011
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), other international development organizations and agencies and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development held a conference of key stakeholders this week aimed at improving rice policies to increase the economic status of the country’s smallholder rice farmers and rural poor, and boost overall rice production in Myanmar.