- 16 Nov 2009
Asia-Pacific Region has Much to be Proud of in Advancing Gender Equality UN meeting reviews 15 years of progress and challenges on agenda for women’s empowerment
- 12 Nov 2009
UN forum in Bishkek focuses on subregional cooperation in dealing with crisis
- 10 Nov 2009
UN holds session on communications technology for development at economic forum
- 6 Nov 2009
First Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week concludes
- 5 Nov 2009
Top statisticians at a United Nations meeting have pledged to improve their communication with data users from the Asia-Pacific region.
The decision came at a seminar on “Strategies for Achieving Effective Data Communication,” for the heads of National Statistical Organizations (NSOs) of 26 Asia-Pacific countries meeting from 3 to 5 November 2009 in New Delhi.
- 2 Nov 2009
Region needs to rebalance sources of economic growth, ESCAP chief says
- 29 Oct 2009
Thailand’s exports to follow trends for strong recovery in 2010
- 26 Oct 2009
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Thai Prime Minister participate in UN Day celebrations.
- 25 Oct 2009
The top United Nations official in Asia and the Pacific today presented Asian leaders with a new development plan less reliant on exports to the West but places emphasizes instead on greater connectivity within the region.
“The economic crisis has exposed the limitations of a ‘manufactured in Asia–consumed in the West’ model for economic growth,” said Noeleen Heyzer, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
- 24 Oct 2009
Thirteen Pacific island nations and territories considered a new region-wide strategy for addressing the needs of persons with disabilities, taking into account how resource and legislative commitments for implementation can be made at national levels.
The Pacific Regional Strategy for Disability was agreed during the first Forum Disability Ministers Meeting, which was held from 21 to 23 October in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The meeting was organized by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).