New ESCAP agreement expands the scope of the former Tsunami Trust Fund to cover multiple coastal hazards in the world’s most disaster prone region
The global economic crisis is an opportunity for nations to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, the top United Nations Asia-Pacific official told a global forum held in Salzburg, Austria last week to discuss lessons Asia and the world can share in developing effective social protection systems in which economic growth and social protection are approached as part of a holistic and coherent development agenda.
The United Nations today launched two weeks of training for government officials from Central Asian countries, aimed at enhancing the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in support of development initiatives in the subregion.
With the rapid growth in e-trade, regulators need better ways to ensure the security of online transactions. The UN’s World International Property Organization (WIPO) has used its online dispute resolution (ODR) mechanism to arbitrate 25,000 cases of cyber squatting since 1999. This combined with the more than one million online disputes that have been handled by private companies, makes ODR a necessary for secure online trade.
Much Improved, Much Left to do
ESCAP can help strengthen links between Central Asia and the rest of Asia-Pacific
ESCAP study proposes actions by Asia Pacific to improve food security
A United Nations meeting wrapped up today with countries agreeing that the Asia-Pacific region must look inwards to develop new engines of growth in order to pull itself out of the effects of the global recession.
Beijing forum says reducing red tape could increase trade and help in crisis recovery
ESCAP Committee also calls for more social and infrastructure investment