- 17 Dec 2012
In a watershed moment for Asia and the Pacific last Friday, leading statisticians and senior government officials from 41 countries agreed to ambitious steps to improve environment and social statistics, critical in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, and endorsed a strategy to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in the region.
- 14 Dec 2012
Development in Asia and the Pacific is increasingly being affected by the ongoing slowdown in the global economy as well as structural problems within the region’s economies, according to latest United Nations macroeconomic projections and policy advice released here today.
- 13 Dec 2012
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Goldman Sachs announced today their collaboration on a regional programme to promote women’s economic empowerment through entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific.
- 10 Dec 2012
A delegation of Ministers from Myanmar wrapped up a 5-day study visit to Singapore last week. The knowledge-sharing visit, jointly organized by the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) and ESCAP, provided an opportunity for the Myanmar Ministers to gain first-hand experience of Singapore’s industrial development policies and strategies to attract foreign investment, provide decent productive jobs and affordable housing for people, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable way.
- 10 Dec 2012
Asia-Pacific countries gathered here today on Human Rights Day to discuss strategies to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in the region. Senior representatives from 46 member States are attending the 10 to 11 December “High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific” convened by ESCAP, co-organized by WHO, in collaboration with 18 additional UN, civil society and government partners.
- 7 Dec 2012
Falling demand in the developed world has led to a broad-based economic slowdown in Asia and the Pacific, lowering economic growth forecasts. Regional economic predictions and social impacts are outlined in the Year-end Update of the UNESCAP annual flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012.
- 7 Dec 2012
Commitment to ending violence against women and girls received the solid backing of governments, the justice and law enforcement sectors, civil society organizations and UN agencies today at the Asia-Pacific regional commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
- 6 Dec 2012
Senior representatives of 48 member States will gather in Bangkok to support the “Make Every Life Count” initiative at a two-day High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, organized by ESCAP in collaboration with WHO, and other UN/Civil Society partners.
- 3 Dec 2012
Initiated and led by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP, a five day study visit will provide an opportunity for the Myanmar Ministers to gain first-hand experience of Singapore’s industrial development policies and strategies to attract foreign investment.
- 30 Nov 2012
With an annual growth rate of around 6.5 per cent despite the incidence of repeated natural disasters, the economy of Bangladesh has proved to be highly resilient and is expected to sustain a similar dynamism in the current year and beyond.