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).
Over 300 government representatives and development stakeholders from 35 Asia-Pacific countries are meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea this week to review achievements in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to promote sustainable and inclusive development in the region.
Tashkent (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Addressing an international conference on education in Tashkent today, the top United Nations official in Asia-Pacific highlighted significant progress in Central Asian education and the critical role that quality education can play in preparing the subregion to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to ensure a future based on sustainable development.
Officials from 15 countries received week-long training by ESCAP and ILO
Countries’ responses, boosting regional financial and economic cooperation high on agenda
Asia-Pacific countries concluded a week-long annual United Nations forum in Bangkok today, finalizing a comprehensive social and economic agenda for sustainable and inclusive development in the region.
Representatives of 60 countries, including senior government leaders are returning home from the 67th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with wide-ranging policy recommendations aimed at sustaining the region’s economic growth, while minimizing its’ social and environmental costs.
Responding to a request from the Government of Thailand, the United Nations, working with international partners, is enabling national disaster management authorities to have more frequent access to satellite imagery capturing flood wave dynamics for improved monitoring of and response to the country’s worst flooding in decades.
ESCAP meeting showcases real world Green Growth initiatives in a “Bazaar of Ideas”
New ESCAP guide calls for deepened South-South trade