ESCAP study proposes actions by Asia Pacific to improve food security
A United Nations meeting wrapped up today with countries agreeing that the Asia-Pacific region must look inwards to develop new engines of growth in order to pull itself out of the effects of the global recession.
Beijing forum says reducing red tape could increase trade and help in crisis recovery
ESCAP Committee also calls for more social and infrastructure investment
National Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Thailand
Women need to be “at the table” to promote peace and security in the region, says top UN Asia-Pacific official
The United Nations will enhance its outreach to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in East and North-East Asia, the top United Nations Asia-Pacific official said while signing an agreement here today with the Government of the Republic of Korea which hosts the world body’s subregional development hub.
Inclusive growth policies to reduce wide socio-economic disparities within the region will be critical in helping developing Asia-Pacific countries build resilience to future global economic shocks, the United Nations told a high-level policymakers’ forum here.
As the anchor of global economic recovery, Asia and the Pacific must harness its full growth potential by investing in women and girls, its most valuable untapped natural resource, the top United Nations official in the region told representatives of local and foreign media here today.
Different approaches needed to confront varying circumstances
Asia-Pacific countries learn from the success of Takayama city at ESCAP meeting
Asia-Pacific countries must simplify trade procedures to facilitate international trade and stay competitive at a time of global economic uncertainty, over 200 trade officials and experts from 34 countries told a regional trade facilitation forum here.
The Asia-Pacific region, which is confronted with a number of conflicts, needs to recognize more fully the central role of women in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding processes, a forum, organized here by the United Nations said.
High-level government representatives and policymakers from 28 Asia-Pacific countries will meet at the United Nations Asia-Pacific headquarters here tomorrow to formulate a regional voice on issues to be discussed at next month’s G20 Summit in Cannes, France.
Lack of access to modern energy services is keeping tens of millions of people in poverty and poor health across Asia and the Pacific region, the majority of them women, the United Nations told a regional energy policymakers’ meeting here.
As they cope with high international oil prices that led to an increase in poverty in the region last year, Asia-Pacific countries must ensure that national energy policies aim to universalize access to clean and efficient energy services, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said.