Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Senior South-East Asian government officials will meet at a United Nations forum here next week to discuss lessons of the 2011 floods that caused unprecedented economic and social damage in several countries in the subregion.
Special Event to be Held on Wednesday, 30 April
International Conference on Disaster Reduction opens today in Incheon
Bangkok (UN/ESCAP Information Services) -- As part of the continuing effort to assist countries in Asia and the Pacific better prepare for and deal with catastrophic natural disasters, the United Nations is organizing a session on the effective use of information and communication technology (ICT) for disaster risk reduction.
Top government officials from 60 Asia-Pacific countries meet today to discuss a social protection and economic growth blueprint for the region where high food and oil prices have pushed millions more into poverty.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate retraction from the Thai ASEAN News Network for the serious misquotes of Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in a story that ran this week.
The story, which revolved around the flood situation in Thailand, falsely attributed quotes to Dr. Heyzer that criticized the government.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific governments have concluded three days of high-level talks here by endorsing a road map based on greater regional cooperation to fast-track progress towards meeting global commitments on the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals.
Solutions proposed to deal with economic, food/fuel and climate change challenges
The recent global economic crisis poses an unprecedented threat to development that is negatively affecting the MDGs achievement so far made by member States. The convergence of these threats has exacerbated an already difficult situation for many countries, particularly the LDCs, LLDCs and several SIDS.
ESCAP 67th Commission Convenes in Bangkok
Delegates from 41 countries of the Asian and Pacific region concluded the Asian and Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio +20) in Seoul yesterday. The meeting considered the two themes of the Rio +20 – a green economy in the context of sustainable development; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. In opening the meeting, H.E. Ms.