- 2 May 2012
The 2012 edition of the "Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific: Pursuing Shared Prosperity in an Era of Turbulence and High Commodity Prices" will be launched on Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 11:30 A.M., at the Theatre of the United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok.
- 25 Apr 2012
Balancing sustainable development with high rates of economic growth requires agreement on a new energy compact for Asia and the Pacific, the top United Nations Asia-Pacific official told a forum of sector policymakers here today.
“The Asia-Pacific economy is an engine of growth – but to keep it running we need cleaner, more sustainable, more accessible energy,” said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
- 28 Mar 2012
The United Nations stands ready to support Afghanistan’s transition from conflict to development by helping to connect it with the regional engines of economic growth, the world body’s top Asia-Pacific official told a forum of international stakeholders here.
- 16 Mar 2012
Persons with disabilities must be central to international development programmes for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the ‘Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness’ said after three days of discussions co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Leonard Cheshire Disability.
- 16 Mar 2012
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID Asia) for the annual observance of World Water Day (WWD) on 22 March at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) Bangkok.
- 16 Mar 2012
Asia-Pacific nations meeting at a United Nations forum here today reaffirmed their commitment to building an efficient, reliable and safe transport system to support economic growth, improve the living standards of their people and increase trade competitiveness of the region.
- 15 Mar 2012
Transport ministers and senior government representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries began a two-day meeting here today to review progress in linking the region with an efficient intermodal transport and logistics network and to discuss cooperation in moving towards this goal.
- 12 Mar 2012
Governments of countries across the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Bangkok from 12 to 16 March 2012 for high-level talks on strengthening cooperation in regional transport connectivity.
Over the past decade, most countries in the Asia and Pacific region have experienced positive economic growth. The creation of a reliable and efficient regional transport system is vital for sustaining this growth, as well as to enhance opportunities for the least developed, landlocked developing and small island developing states of the region to engage more fully in international trade.
- 24 Feb 2012
Asia-Pacific countries concluded three days of discussions here today on sustainable development challenges facing the region, including growing natural resource constraints, climate change, hunger and poverty, and reaffirmed their commitment to make economic growth more environmentally-friendly and inclusive.
- 20 Feb 2012
The 2011 floods that caused unprecedented devastation across South-East Asia have highlighted the need for stepped up investment in disaster risk reduction to protect social and economic assets, top government officials from the subregion agreed at a United Nations forum here today.