UN’s regional arm and Japan’s space agency sign collaboration agreement
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Dr. Noeleen Heyzer has appointed Francyne Harrigan as Chief of Strategic Communications and Advocacy in Bangkok, Thailand serving the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Ms. Harrigan, who comes to this post with two decades of experience in journalism and strategic media communication with multilateral and international organisations, took up her duties on 4 April 2011.
Asia and the Pacific is undergoing major demographic transformation, according to United Nations statistical data released here today.
Following recent positive developments in Myanmar, the top United Nations Asia-Pacific official met with the President of Myanmar, H.E. U Thein Sein, at the outset of a two-day Government of Myanmar-ESCAP forum that will discuss the development of public private partnerships in responding to Myanmar’s development challenges.