- 3 Dec 2012
Initiated and led by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP, a five day study visit will provide an opportunity for the Myanmar Ministers to gain first-hand experience of Singapore’s industrial development policies and strategies to attract foreign investment.
- 3 Dec 2012
The 2012 London Paralympics captivated the world's attention with the strength of the human spirit demonstrated by persons with disabilities. We were all moved by the determination and perseverance of the athletes to overcome the odds that defeat so many of us.
What we saw of the London Paralympics gives reason to pause and reflect on the everyday struggles of persons with disabilities. Here in Asia-Pacific, there are 650 million persons with disabilities. They account for 15 per cent of the population, but are mostly unseen, unheard and uncounted.
- 30 Nov 2012
With an annual growth rate of around 6.5 per cent despite the incidence of repeated natural disasters, the economy of Bangladesh has proved to be highly resilient and is expected to sustain a similar dynamism in the current year and beyond.
- 27 Nov 2012
A regional economic cooperation forum of Central Asia and Afghanistan meet this week to discuss how integration experiences of other Asia-Pacific subregions can help promote sustainable and inclusive growth among its members amidst the current global economic uncertainty.
- 23 Nov 2012
The United Nations ESCAP in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will convene the 2012 SPECA Economic Forum on "Strengthening Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Central Asia by Sharing the Asian Experience” from 27 to 28 November in Bangkok, Thailand.
- 20 Nov 2012
Senior government representatives from over 25 Asia-Pacific countries began a three-day meeting today to discuss cooperative strategies to better connect economies of the region.
- 14 Nov 2012
Countries from East and North-East Asia, comprising some of the world’s largest energy consumers, ended two days of consultations at a United Nations-led energy security forum, confirming the critical need for enhanced cooperation across the region.
- 14 Nov 2012
Asia-Pacific countries must ensure transparency and accountability in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) crucial for bridging major infrastructure gaps which are keeping the region from realizing its full growth potential and making it more balanced and sustainable, the United Nations told a high-level forum here today.
- 8 Nov 2012
Asia and the Pacific has made impressive gains in improving the living conditions of its people and promoting economic growth but faces wide development gaps, particularly in basic health care and gender equality.
- 7 Nov 2012
Driven by high economic growth performances of countries in South and South-West Asia, the demand for energy in countries in the subregion continues to increase exponentially, posing numerous challenges, further compounded by volatile world oil prices.
- 5 Nov 2012
Thirty nine Asia-Pacific countries attending a once-in-a-decade United Nations forum on disability issueso in the region, adopted a pioneering framework of action aimed at building more disability-inclusive societies for the 650 million persons with disabilities living in the region.
- 2 Nov 2012
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in cooperation with the Nippon Foundation and the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability launched a disability-inclusive business award during a high-level intergovernmental meeting on disability in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
- 1 Nov 2012
Asia-Pacific countries meeting here today at the largest intergovernmental forum on disability-inclusive sustainable development, launched a new 10-year regional strategy to realize a disability-inclusive society.
- 31 Oct 2012
In supporting member States to achieve a disability-inclusive society, the use of reliable and comparable disability data should be at the heart of disability policy making, according to a United Nations report released in Incheon, Republic of Korea, today.