- 8 Oct 2007
The Asia-Pacific region as a whole is forging ahead on many of MDGs, but there is uneven progress between and within countries, with many countries falling behind Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America in certain areas, says a new report titled “The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2007” released today.
- 5 Oct 2007
The International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction on 10 October will be marked this year by a regional workshop on School Education and Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, and a ceremony on the Day. Both events will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.
- 4 Oct 2007
This year’s World Habitat Day is being observed across the world under the theme “A Safe City Is A Just City”. The theme chosen is particularly significant as this year marks the first time in history that more than half of the world population lives in cities and urban areas. The number of people living in cities is expected to grow, especially in cities and urban settlements in the lowest income countries. With more poor people living in cities, efforts to avoid an “urbanization of poverty” will be needed.
- 1 Oct 2007
As the regional focal point on population ageing, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will bring together representatives from 25 countries in Asia-Pacific to a High-level Meeting in Macao, China to review progress made in response to the challenges of population ageing. The Meeting will be held from 9 to 11 October 2007.
- 1 Oct 2007
ESCAP is holding a seminar to help Cambodia to adopt development policies which protect the environment without limiting economic growth. The seminar, which takes place from 1 to 4 October in Sihanoukville, is attended by senior policymakers from Cambodia.
Solutions proposed to deal with economic, food/fuel and climate change challenges
The recent global economic crisis poses an unprecedented threat to development that is negatively affecting the MDGs achievement so far made by member States. The convergence of these threats has exacerbated an already difficult situation for many countries, particularly the LDCs, LLDCs and several SIDS.
ESCAP 67th Commission Convenes in Bangkok
Delegates from 41 countries of the Asian and Pacific region concluded the Asian and Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio +20) in Seoul yesterday. The meeting considered the two themes of the Rio +20 – a green economy in the context of sustainable development; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. In opening the meeting, H.E. Ms.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP/UNEP) - The world faces resource constraints but the Asia-Pacific region can turn this into an opportunity and emerge as a green economy leader, according to a report released here today by the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Statisticians from India and Cambodia completed first course by video conferencing
The United Nations Asia-Pacific development arm today opened a new office in New Delhi for improved support to a region that is home to one of the fastest growing subregions in the world, as well as one of the largest concentrations of hunger and poverty.
Asia-Pacific governments attending a United Nations regional development forum here today agreed on the need for basic social protection covering all as a way out of poverty and exclusion for hundreds of millions of their people.
Leaders of Thailand joined the United Nations family here today to celebrate the United Nations Day and the role of the Kingdom’s capital as a United Nations hub promoting sustainable and inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) partnered United Nations agencies working in Thailand in hosting the ceremony marking 62 years of United Nations presence in Thailand as well as the 66th birthday of the world body.
New Delhi (UNESCAP / UNDP) – The Asia-Pacific region has made big gains in reducing poverty and is moving fast towards other development goals, but still has high levels of hunger as well as child and maternal mortality, said a new report released here today.