Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launches report at 14th ASEAN Summit in Pattaya
11:30 – 11:45, Sunday, 12 April 2009
Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary-General
Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and ESCAP Executive Secretary
Asserting that all countries are affected by global risks, 28 Asia-Pacific countries at a United Nations high-level forum here have sought greater transparency and inclusiveness in G20 deliberations in shaping a development-friendly global economic governance system.
Bangkok (ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) - Governments of countries across the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Bangkok from 6 to 8 February 2012 for high-level talks on how to speed up regional action to meet international commitments on AIDS, towards the global vision of getting to zero HIV-related infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths.
The United Nations system in Bangkok will give a media briefing on the humanitarian assistance provided in response to Cyclone Nargis today, Monday, 1530 - 1630, at the UN Conference Centre, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue.
Speakers from UN OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) and leading UN humanitarian agencies will provide an update on the situation on the ground and relief activities being undertaken.
UN notes growth of good corporate citizenship among Asia-Pacific enterprises Social responsibility must be truly integrated into business practices, ESCAP chief says
The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
Over 50 children from 13 countries from Asia Pacific met today at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction and discuss how they can play a more active role in preventing disasters.
Children are among the most vulnerable groups affected by disasters as seen recently with the floods in Asia but they are also the best “risk reducers” when they are taught and informed about disaster risk reduction from an early age.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Government leaders, senior officials, civil society representatives and people living with HIV from 34 Asia-Pacific countries began three days of talks at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Headquarters in Bangkok today to find ways to speed up progress towards an AIDS-free region, including by removing legal and policy barriers that hamper access to HIV services.
Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries to meet in Bangkok 22 to 23 April
A team of statistical experts from the United Nations will be sent to Myanmar this month in order to organize a training workshop on national accounts, development goals reporting and computing human development indicators. The training is as a result of an official visit from the highest ranking UN official of the Asia Pacific region. At the invitation of Mr. Htay Oo, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Government of Myanmar, Dr.