- 15 Jul 2009
With the world economy projected to grow a meagre one percent, the most difficult phase of the global financial crisis has just begun for the majority of people, particularly in developing countries. Impacts will take the form of less job opportunities, greater income insecurity and a higher risk of falling into poverty. In this context, the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is holding its substantive session this month from July 6 to 31st in Geneva.
- 6 Jul 2009
More than 60 high-ranking Timorese officials will learn this week how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used to assist with making policy decisions and further development goals through a United Nations initiative underway across the Asia-Pacific region.
The workshop in Dili, which runs 7 to 10 July, is based on a curriculum developed by the UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), and comes on the heels of a session held last week for officials in Indonesia.
- 26 Jun 2009
ESCAP and partner organizations are leading efforts to help the region’s policy makers achieve sustainable development through low-carbon and green-growth means.
The first “training of trainers” seminar was held from 22 to 27 June 2009, and introduced 25 participants from Cambodia and Kazakhstan to a range of policy tools developed by the ESCAP Green Growth Capacity Development Team along with the Regional Helpdesk on Sustainable Consumption and Production for Asia and the Pacific, the China Standard Certification Centre and support from KOICA.
- 19 Jun 2009
UN-sponsored forum brought policymakers, experts and mayors together
- 15 Jun 2009
UN hub for ICT human capacity building marks its third anniversary with an online training programme for policymakers
- 11 Jun 2009
114,000 km railway links 28 countries in Asia and to Europe
- 1 Jun 2009
Six Asian Countries Agree to Simplify Trade Procedures Deal concluded under Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
The six Participating States of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) have successfully concluded negotiations on simplifying cross-border trade procedures to reduce costs and improve trade efficiency.
- 29 May 2009
Afghanistan Government uses UN training to develop local ICT capacity
- 25 May 2009
Women continue to trail behind men in their ability to access information and communication technologies (ICTs) – denying them the opportunity to fully participate in and drive equitable development.
- 11 May 2009
UN Under-Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), today announced the appointment of Mr. Nagesh Kumar of India, as Chief of the Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division. Mr. Kumar will serve as the chief economist for ESCAP.