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
Launch of APCICT Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders
An increase in extreme weather events and unprecedented natural calamities have set back Asia-Pacific economic recovery and development gains and require a joint regional response, the United Nations told a meeting of 31 countries here today.
Ministers and senior officials and 22 international organizations working in one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions are meeting in Bangkok from 29 June to 1 July at the Second Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss a regional strategy to minimize the human, environmental and economic impact of disasters.
The National University of Singapore, a leading global centre of higher education, has honoured the top United Nations official in the Asia-Pacific region with its eminent alumni award for 2011.
The award was conferred today during a ceremony at the National University of Singapore on Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Dr. Noeleen Heyzer.