- 19 Nov 2013
A new report looking at how to tackle the current and future challenges faced by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be launched in Bangkok, on Wednesday 20 November.
- 18 Nov 2013
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013 opened in Bangkok today with a regional conference on responsible business practices jointly organised by ESCAP and OECD. Key conference findings suggest that Asia-Pacific governments should take a stronger lead in guiding and promoting responsible business practices and that this can be done by promoting a business climate that rewards good behaviour.
- 18 Nov 2013
The Asia-Pacific region needs to move beyond the orthodox model of export-led growth, and towards inclusive trade and investment that benefits all, a new United Nations report released today said.
- 18 Nov 2013
Ground-breaking new maps of the Global Information Superhighway, which will help bridge the digital divide in Asia-Pacific, were today jointly released by ESCAP and ITU. For the first time ever, the ITU Interactive Terrestrial Transmission/ESCAP Asia Pacific Information Superhighway Maps will show policy makers and investors where the missing links in terrestrial transmission are across the region, assisting ESCAP in its efforts to bring affordable ICT and broadband connectivity for all.
- 13 Nov 2013
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will launch its annual Trade and Investment Report 2013 on Monday, 18 November, marking the first day of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week.
- 8 Nov 2013
Recognizing the critical need to move toward a more sustainable path of development, ESCAP and member countries showed their leadership and commitment at the signing ceremony of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports held as part of the Forum of Asian Ministers of Transport.
- 7 Nov 2013
Transport ministers and senior government representatives from more than 25 Asia-Pacific countries began a two-day meeting here today to discuss the critical role of transport in overcoming development challenges and in achieving sustainable development and efficient, safe and clean mobility in the region.
- 6 Nov 2013
The First Asia Carbon Footprint Network (ACFN) was launched last week as an effort in East Asia to support the use of product labels that tell customers the carbon dioxide emissions created as a by-product of manufacturing, transporting or disposing of the item they are buying.
- 1 Nov 2013
Senior government representatives from 16 Asia-Pacific countries wrapped up a three-day meeting this week that focused on regional cooperation related to environment and development.
- 30 Oct 2013
Ahead of the forthcoming 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, which may conclude Afghanistan’s accession negotiation, the technical capacity of Afghan public and private stakeholders to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges of WTO membership was further enhanced with a two-day workshop organized by the South and South-West Asia Office of ESCAP and the International Trade Centre.