- 27 Sep 2010
The Government of Kazakhstan, with the support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), today officially opened the sixth Asia and the Pacific Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development – a critical regional forum held every five years - hosted this year in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana.
- 24 Sep 2010
The United Nations in collaboration with national partners Thursday began a two-day workshop in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for over 50 Uzbek high-level government officials to develop national ICT (information and communication technology) capacities for socio-economic development.
- 24 Sep 2010
A Meeting that brought together representatives from 31 Governments in the region just concluded at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. Held from 22 to 24 September, the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2010 identified issues related to international migration common to countries in the region.
- 21 Sep 2010
Countries of Asia and the Pacific are at a crucial point in driving forward progress to cut hunger and poverty and achieve higher levels of health and education by 2015, according to a new report launched today at the start of a three-day summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at United Nations headquarters in New York.
- 16 Sep 2010
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), today launched in to service a Regional Cooperative Mechanism on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning in Nanjing, China.
- 20 Aug 2010
ESCAP/APCD Meeting on South-to-South Cooperation on Disability concludes in Bangkok
- 19 Aug 2010
The International Year of Youth was off to a dynamic start in the Asian and Pacific region as 200 youth gathered at ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok. The Launch of the Year featured a Roundtable discussion, where five youth representatives joined Heads of UN agencies and Government officials from across the region for a lively discussion.
- 19 Aug 2010
ESCAP and Club de Madrid hold high-level roundtable on sustaining Asian recovery
- 8 Aug 2010
The terrible floods this week in northwest Pakistan have already killed more than 1,100 people, and more than a staggering 1.5 million people have been left homeless or in need of immediate assistance by the raging waters. This natural disaster caused by heavier than usual monsoon rains underscores the pressing need for improving the regional response to disasters in Asia, to permit the best-prepared from across the region to assist in responding to the worst emergencies. Many of the developing countries of Asia do not have the capacity or the resources to respond to the challenges of severe and massive natural disasters on their own. They benefit from access to new technologies, skill development and best practices derived from across the Asia region in seeking to improve their own disaster response and minimize the risks of disaster. The ESCAP is helping Asian countries to do this as part of their overall national development strategies.
- 21 Jul 2010
Nobel Laureate Urges Making Peace Part of the Development Agenda Amartya Sen speaks at ESCAP in Bangkok
- 12 Jul 2010
Participants of an e-government workshop are attending a two-day training session today on information and communication technology (ICT) for development at a regional United Nations capacity building institute in the Republic of Korea.
- 9 Jul 2010
A Regional Preparatory Meeting Concludes with Agreement on Key Documents to be Adopted at the Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development to be held from 27 September to 2 October 2010, in Astana, Kazakhstan
- 29 Jun 2010
A regional gathering of experts in civil registration and vital statistics of 17 ESCAP member states organized by ESCAP and WHO in collaboration with ADB and UNDP has ended with a loud call from countries for urgent action to increase coverage and completeness of registration and improve quality of data from the registration of vital events.
- 25 Jun 2010
First step towards new Asia-Pacific agenda for disability-inclusive development
- 24 Jun 2010
UN holds workshop with neighboring countries to review challenges in recovery form economic downturn