- 5 Mar 2008
Heads of Asian Regional Groupings to Join Discussions on Closer Collaborations
- 20 Feb 2008
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Asha-Rose Migiro, paid a two-day visit to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok on 18 -19 February during which how to 'deliver as one UN" at the regional level was the main theme of her discussions.
The main purpose of the visit -- the first by Ms. Migiro since she took the second most senior office in the UN a year ago -- was to chair the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) meeting which brings together more than 30 regional UN offices and development partners.
- 31 Jan 2008
The Information Economy Report 2007-2008 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will be launched by Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Monday, 4 February 2008, at 2:00 pm.
The Report finds that although most developing countries remain far behind industrialized nations in the availability and use of information and communication technology (ICT), some are emerging as major global suppliers of ICT products and services.
- 24 Jan 2008
Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), visited China from 17 to 23 January 2008. It was Ms. Heyzer's first official visit to China since taking office.
- 21 Jan 2008
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), visited the United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery in Beijing (UN-APCAEM) on 21 January 2008. It was Ms. Heyzer’s first visit to China since becoming the ninth Executive Secretary of ESCAP in August 2007.
- 15 Jan 2008
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will co-host a regional forum on bioenergy sector development in Bangkok this week.
The forum, jointly organised by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery (UN-APCAEM) of ESCAP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, will take place from 23 to 25 January at the Maruay Garden Hotel in Chatuchak.
- 9 Jan 2008
The robust economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region will continue in 2008, despite uncertainties in the United States and continued appreciation of regional currencies. Strong growth in China and India, sound economic fundamentals and buoyant commodity prices will underpin the region’s resilience.
- 12 Dec 2007
The head of the UN’s regional arm for Asia and the Pacific says that active support to developing countries is key to global success in fighting against climate change.
Speaking today at the climate change conference in Bali, Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), recalled remarks two days ago at ESCAP by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that a breakthrough in Bali could happen only with the active participation of key developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
- 11 Dec 2007
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visited the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on 10 December on his way to the Bali climate change conference. He delivered a keynote address on climate change in which he called on developing countries to do their part in addressing the challenge.
- 7 Dec 2007
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki- moon, will officially unveil in Bangkok the logo of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December, the International Human Rights Day.
The observance of the Human Rights Day in Bangkok this year coincides with the official visit of Mr. Ban to Thailand, from 9 to 11 December 2007. The event will take place at UN Conference Centre (UNCC) at 1430.