• 22 Apr 2013

    The recently-launched 2013 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific of ESCAP is forecasting subdued growth of 6 per cent for the region in 2013 – up from 5.6 per cent in 2012. Although highest amongst regional growth rates, this is considerably lower than the pre-crisis level and the level achieved immediately after the crisis in 2010.

  • 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.

  • 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.