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.
Your Excellency, Prime Minister,
Mr. Mochida, Officer-in-Charge ad interim of the Secretariat and Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP,
Mr. Giridhar, UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand ad interim,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First of all, I would like to express my appreciation to Your Excellency the Prime Minister, for honouring us with your presence today. We look forward to hearing your statement shortly.
“Investing in Women and Girls” Theme This Year
Observance included announcement of winners of regional school drawing competition
Meeting stresses Green Growth as an inclusive environmentally friendly path towards development
Two-week course on e-government latest in expanding programme
As Japan continues to recover from the worst earthquake and tsunami in its history, experts and policy makers from Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Tokyo to discuss lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Major fossil fuel exporting and importing Asia-Pacific nations, meeting at a United Nations forum, agreed on the need for enhanced cooperation to promote energy self-reliance in the region where high food and oil prices threaten economic recovery and prospects for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).