- 31 Mar 2011
ESCAP study warns food inflation can delay MDG 1 achievement by 5 years
- 30 Mar 2011
Today, we honour the memory of more than 800,000 people murdered in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Our thoughts are also with the survivors, left to rebuild shattered communities and an entire nation. On this day of remembrance, let us pay special tribute to the people and Government of Rwanda for the resilience and dignity they have shown in working towards national recovery and managing the trauma of this atrocious episode of history. I encourage them to continue promoting the inclusive spirit and dialogue necessary for healing, reconciliation and reconstruction.
- 25 Mar 2011
Regional observance on World Water Day 2011
- 24 Mar 2011
The transatlantic slave trade inflicted immense suffering on millions of innocent victims for four centuries, making it among the longest, most widespread tragedies in human history. While legalized slavery has long been abolished, slavery-like practices are very much with us -- from debt bondage and domestic servitude to forced or early marriages, the sale of wives and trafficking in children.
- 16 Feb 2011
Thirty years after the first cases of HIV were diagnosed, 90 percent of countries in the Asia-Pacific region still have laws and practices that obstruct the rights of people living with HIV and those at higher risk of HIV exposure.
As part of a global drive to remove barriers to progress in the AIDS response, policymakers and community advocates will join experts from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in Bangkok on 17 February for the first in a series of regional dialogues to be held across the world.
- 28 Jan 2011
Make food products more accessible and affordable, says high level regional forum
- 23 Dec 2010
“Murky protectionism” is a worry for region’s trade prospects
- 17 Dec 2010
Second session of the Committee on Statistics, 15 to 17 December 2010
- 15 Dec 2010
Recovery in region under threat from increased food prices and huge capital inflows
- 10 Dec 2010
On December 8th, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a policy dialogue to discuss emerging macroeconomic policy issues and development challenges in the ESCAP region.
The dialogue was attended by senior experts from the central bank, major think tanks and the academia of several ESCAP member states.