- 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.
- 1 Oct 2012
One of the world's most natural disaster-prone nations, Bangladesh has to live with recurring floods and cyclones which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over the past four decades. A high government priority, disaster preparedness is also good economics. Studies show that for every $1 invested in storm, cyclone and flood warning prediction systems in Bangladesh, the estimated return is between $8 and $500 for a 10-year period. The investments made so far have contributed to the saving of thousands of lives, and the Government is stepping up its efforts.
- 17 Sep 2012
Rising international food prices, continuing economic uncertainty in the United States and euro zone as well as volatile capital flows to the region were among Asia-Pacific concerns shared with a high-level representative from the Mexican presidency of the G20 at a United Nations forum here today.
- 14 Sep 2012
High-level officials from Central Asian and neighbouring countries meeting this week at a sustainable energy forum organized here by the United Nations, have affirmed the critical role of international cooperation in improving access to clean and efficient power vital for sustainable and inclusive growth.
- 14 Sep 2012
Asia-Pacific governments have concluded three days of talks by endorsing the Bangkok Statement on the Asia-Pacific Review of the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA).