The United Nations today called on Asian media leaders to engage proactively on climate change issues to persuade governments, business and the public to accept choices needed to transform current unsustainable growth patterns into environment-friendly and socially inclusive development in the region.
The appeal was made by the senior-most United Nations Asia-Pacific official in her keynote address to a forum of Asian media industry leaders and multilateral institutions held here concurrently with the United Nations Climate Change Conference under way in Durban, South Africa.
UN Under-Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer joins development dialogue with Kazakhstan Cabinet and Nobel Laureates
The top United Nations official in the Asia-Pacific region today expressed grave concern over the unprecedented loss of life and livelihoods caused by heavy monsoon rains and tropical storms in South-East Asia and reiterated continued United Nations support to affected countries in improving resilience to natural disasters.
New Delhi (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – With very little time left to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the tripartite regional partnership on the MDGs consisting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will launch their latest assessment of regional progress towards the MDGs on 17 February 2012 in New Delhi, India.
Five Regional Commissions Signed Cooperation Framework with UNDP
64th Commission Session Takes Place in Bangkok 24 -30 April
Global observances tap into new technology to raise awareness
Women’s Day event in Bangkok highlights need for gender perspective
Policymakers learn to promote inclusive information society
The United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), a regional institute of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), has collaborated with Viet Nam’s government to launch the Vietnamese version of the “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy) in Hanoi today.
26 Asia-Pacific countries gather to discuss non-G20 development challenges ahead of Seoul summit
ESCAP regional statistics centre regional workshop “Gender-focused population and housing census data analysis”, in Chiba, Japan from 9 to 12 May
More than 250 Government and civil society delegates from over 40 Asia-Pacific countries meet today in Seoul to adopt a regional statement to be tabled at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – also known as “Rio +20” – to be held next year.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Senior South-East Asian government officials will meet at a United Nations forum here next week to discuss lessons of the 2011 floods that caused unprecedented economic and social damage in several countries in the subregion.
Special Event to be Held on Wednesday, 30 April