- 9 Feb 2009
As the efforts to rebuild the communities in Myanmar affected by Cyclone Nargis move from emergency relief and early recovery stage towards medium-recovery, setting up the right framework is vitally important, the senior most United Nations official in the region says today.
Dr Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), made the remarks in a message delivered at the launch of The Post-Nargis Response and Preparedness Plan (PONREPP), which was held today at ESCAP in Bangkok.
- 5 Feb 2009
Reproductive health, gender equality and policies addressing population concerns remain central to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, regional specialists agreed here this week.
Reviewing plans adopted at the Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) in Bangkok in 2002, a three-day experts meeting concluded that the steps proposed in the Fifth APPC Plan of Action on Population and Poverty are needed more than ever in light of the global economic crisis and its likely impact on the poor.
- 4 Feb 2009
Official statistical systems in the Asia-Pacific region need to improve their preparedness to respond more quickly to sudden turns of events, such as in providing timely and accurate data on the current international financial and economic crisis.
- 23 Jan 2009
First of its kind satellite will help determine emissions levels; data to be shared with scientists for free
- 22 Jan 2009
UN, Sida officials: Forum provides first steps, but action is needed urgently
- 10 Dec 2008
High-level meeting's recommendations to be shared at global and regional initiatives to deal with crises
- 9 Dec 2008
Convergence of crises provides opportunities to reshape development agenda
- 4 Dec 2008
High-level conference drew lessons from past disasters and future challenges
- 2 Dec 2008
Ministerial conference aims to reduce social and financial impact of disasters in region
- 27 Nov 2008
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. Iosefa Maiava, of Samoa, as the Head of the ESCAP Pacific Operations Centre (EPOC).