- 31 Jul 2008
10:00 a.m., Monday, 4 August, UN Conference Centre, Bangkok
- 10 Jul 2008
The rights of persons with disabilities in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) will be the focus of a first-of-its-kind joint mission by the United Nations and Pacific Disability Forum, a regional non-governmental organization.
- 30 Jun 2008
The United Nations will hold a press briefing for the launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2008, published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). This year's Survey considers means for overcoming economic insecurity, and it also assesses insecurity posed by weather, natural disasters and climate change.
The press briefing will be on Tuesday, 1 July, 11:00 - 12:00 hours, at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT), Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok.
- 13 Jun 2008
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General, calls on ASEAN countries and donors for an immediate response
- 13 Jun 2008
Events Take Place During OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Internet Economy
- 15 May 2008
Families all over the Asian and Pacific region have undergone rapid and unprecedented changes over the past few decades. Among these transformations are shifts from extended family to nuclear family patterns, increased participation of women in the labour force, and increased instances of separation and divorce.
Strengthening the family through effective social services measures was the focus of a United Nations-backed Regional Seminar, held from 13 to 15 May in Macao, China. The last day of the Seminar coincides with the International Day of Families.
- 14 May 2008
An important headquarters agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of the Fiji Islands on the establishment of the Pacific Operations Centre of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Fiji, was signed on 12 May 2008 by H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Fiji, and Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. The signing ceremony was held at the ESCAP headquarters in Bangkok.
- 9 May 2008
In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis, the humanitarian situation in Myanmar is growing increasingly desperate with reported deaths topping 100,000 with at least 42,000 known missing and nearly 1.5 million people severely affected and a real danger that an even worse tragedy might unfold if urgently needed aid does not get in quickly to the people affected.
- 1 May 2008
Resolution adopted at ESCAP annual session
- 29 Apr 2008
Tree Planting at UN Compound in Bangkok 30 April