- 9 Nov 2010
UN Information Communication Technology Hub for Asia-Pacific looks to strengthen coverage of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) in Higher-Learning Institutions
- 5 Nov 2010
As we look forward to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, we are reminded of the commitments made by governments nearly 20 years ago to protect the environment in times of armed conflict. Yet the environment continues to suffer in warfare, threatening the well-being of vulnerable populations and undermining prospects for lasting peace.
- 4 Nov 2010
UN Communications Technology Hub for Asia Pacific looks at future uses of Information Communications Technology in Development
- 1 Nov 2010
A New ASEAN-UN report maps out future for collaboration
- 27 Oct 2010
An Asia-Pacific high-level consultation organized by the United Nations ahead of the G20 summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea called for inclusive global governance and underlined the central role of anti-poverty measures in supporting global growth in the post-crisis world.
A chairpersons’ summary was adopted by representatives of 26 countries from across the region at the end of a two-day consultation organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
- 26 Oct 2010
People in the Asia-Pacific region are four times more likely to be affected by natural disasters than those in Africa and 25 times more likely than those in Europe or North America, says a UN report released here today at the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR).
- 22 Oct 2010
The United Nations’ relations with Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam and China will be among the top items of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s agenda when he visits the four Asian nations next week, it was announced today.
His trip will begin in the Thai capital, Bangkok, where he will hold talks with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other Government representatives.
- 22 Oct 2010
Propelled by an inspiring opening ceremony and three days of intense discussion, a powerful force for social transformation and all-inclusive development has been unleashed, as civil society, including disabled peoples’ organizations, and UN entities joined hands with Governments in pledging to “Make the Right Real”, in concluding deliberations of the Committee on Social Development this week at the United Nations Centre, Bangkok.
- 15 Oct 2010
Towards a win-win-win solution to climate change mitigation
- 15 Oct 2010
Sustainable development depends, in large part, on the implementation of agreed environmental goals, targets and objectives. Among the considerable number of multilateral environmental agreements agreed between states over the past 40 years, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and, in particular, its Montreal Protocol stands out. The manner in which this instrument for repairing and recovering the Earth’s protective shield has been financed and implemented serves as an inspiring example of what is possible.
- 13 Oct 2010
Safe Cities Highlighted at UN, ASEAN Disaster Reduction Day Observance
- 7 Oct 2010
Red tape in trade identified as a key bottleneck
- 2 Oct 2010
Ministers and heads of delegations from 46 Asian and Pacific member states unanimously endorsed today the Astana “Green Bridge” Initiative calling for a partnership between Europe and Asia-Pacific regions at a United Nations Conference held in the capital of Kazakhstan. The Partnership is hoped to ignite new engines for “greener, more competitive and more inclusive growth” in the region.
- 1 Oct 2010
Reports in Asia-Pacific have begun to emerge of very old persons who died in their homes without anyone realizing for a long while. Facing infirmed old age in penury. Dying all alone. These are fears that may be more real than many would care to admit. The Asian and Pacific region is home to over half of the world's population aged 60 years and over. Thus, today's observance of the International Day of Older Persons has a special significance for our region. Asia-Pacific is at the forefront of the global phenomenon of population ageing: its number of older persons is rising at a pace unprecedented and a scale unmatched by that of any other region in the world.
- 28 Sep 2010
Ministers from the Pacific Island states Tuesday expressed strong support for a green growth initiative during the debates of the MCED-6 about the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration and the Astana ‘Green Bridge’ Initiative.
Also on the second day of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) conference, representatives of civil society endorsed efforts to promote the green growth paradigm and to support rapid economic growth with environmental sustainability.