• 12 Aug 2012

    Over 60% of the world's youth live in Asia and the Pacific - more than 750 million young women and men. They are a key asset and by investing in our youth, the Asia-Pacific region can ensure a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future for all.

  • 10 May 2012

    Uncertainty and volatility have quickly become the 'new normal' of the global economy. For several reasons, this turbulent external environment poses the most significant threat to Asia-Pacific growth in 2012.

  • 25 Apr 2012

    Asia needs to break the vicious cycle of energy poverty affecting hundreds of millions of its people and it needs to spend about US$12.3 billion a year for this to happen.

  • 9 Mar 2012

    Dr. Noeleen Heyzer speaks to China's Xinhua News Agency about the recent revisions in Chinese economic growth projections, and the importance of Chinese growth for the region.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    We are in a race against time - with just three years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Many of our people, even in the same country, continue to live in different worlds. This is especially true for large numbers of Asian women, whose experience of development and growth remains starkly different from that of men - especially when compounded by disparities of ethnicity, caste, economic status, education and geographical location.