UN notes growth of good corporate citizenship among Asia-Pacific enterprises Social responsibility must be truly integrated into business practices, ESCAP chief says
The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
Over 50 children from 13 countries from Asia Pacific met today at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction and discuss how they can play a more active role in preventing disasters.
Children are among the most vulnerable groups affected by disasters as seen recently with the floods in Asia but they are also the best “risk reducers” when they are taught and informed about disaster risk reduction from an early age.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Government leaders, senior officials, civil society representatives and people living with HIV from 34 Asia-Pacific countries began three days of talks at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Headquarters in Bangkok today to find ways to speed up progress towards an AIDS-free region, including by removing legal and policy barriers that hamper access to HIV services.
Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries to meet in Bangkok 22 to 23 April
A team of statistical experts from the United Nations will be sent to Myanmar this month in order to organize a training workshop on national accounts, development goals reporting and computing human development indicators. The training is as a result of an official visit from the highest ranking UN official of the Asia Pacific region. At the invitation of Mr. Htay Oo, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Government of Myanmar, Dr.
Notes region is leading trade-led recovery from economic crisis
Launch of the Russian Version of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders, Opening Session at Tajikistan Hotel, Dushanbe, Wednesday 30 September, 08:30
UN meeting in Vanuatu reviews strategies to spur development in the Pacific
Honorable Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific,
\nLadies and Gentlemen,
It is Korea 's great honor and pleasure to host the Sixty-sixth Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific here in Songdo, Incheon. I extend a wholehearted welcome to all of you.
The United Nations today launched guidelines for making Asia-Pacific cities environment friendly and more liveable, at the start of a regional mayors’ forum on sustainable urban infrastructure here.
United Nations agencies in the Asia-Pacific region today reaffirmed their commitment to a global goal to save the lives of 16 million children, new mothers and pregnant women who would otherwise die of preventable causes by 2015, by working with governments, health professionals, business and civil society.
Bangkok (ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will launch the report Green Growth, Resources and Resilience: Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the Pacific on Thursday 16 February 2012 at the FCCT in Bangkok.
Training workshop for government officials opens in Tonga on Tuesday
Regional training set to boost collaborative efforts in making ICT accessible for all