- 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.
- 9 Dec 2010
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee co-organized a regional workshop here this week on managing water related disaster risks in Asia. The Workshop was supported by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
- 26 Nov 2010
Asia-Pacific arm of the UN Marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- 25 Nov 2010
At the first Intergovernmental Consultation Meeting organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s Subregional Office for East and North-East Asia (SRO-ENEA) at Incheon, Republic of Korea, stakeholders from member states, civil society, academic institutions and multilateral agencies engaged in in-depth discussions on the subregion’s sustainable development challenges and on the on-going agendas of multilateral cooperation in East and North-East Asia.
- 11 Nov 2010
After unprecedented floods in Pakistan killed 1,974 people, damaged 1.65 million houses, and destroyed 2.24 million hectares of crop land earlier this year, the United Nations has continued to partner with of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to help the country increase flood resiliency.
The Regional High-Level Expert Group Meeting, organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, took place 9-10 November in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 11 Nov 2010
Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of ADB addresses UN regional Hub in Bangkok
- 11 Nov 2010
The G-20 Summit in Seoul is the first time that the G20 Summit has been held in the Asia Pacific region, now the emerging center of gravity for the world economy, where the dynamic economies of China and India are leading the global recovery. The Seoul Summit is also to be recognised for placing development on the G20 agenda. The Summit's discussion on development will include the opinions of those countries - and the voices of billions of the world's population -- not represented by the G20 leaders at this critical forum. Under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, economists and representatives of 26 Asian countries gathered last week in Bangkok to reflect on the agenda of the Seoul Summit from the perspective of excluded poorer countries.