• 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.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    UN Under-Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer speaks to Prestige Magazine (Singapore) about the importance of inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific in this special International Women's Day feature.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    The trail-blazing Dr Noeleen Heyzer has been involved at the highest policy-making levels in the UN for nearly 30 years, and she says more has to be done for women's social and economic development.

  • 18 Nov 2011

    Asia remains by far the most dynamic region in the world and the locomotive of global growth. Its growth rate is one and a half times that of any other region. But this growth has been accompanied by growing inequalities, and remains fragile. The region?s recovery has come under pressure in recent months from multiple crises ? increases in food and energy prices, the continuing global financial crisis, and severe disruptions in Japan and six ASEAN countries caused by adverse climate conditions and natural disasters. Because of these multiple shocks 42 million additional people will fall into poverty by the end of 2011, according to estimates by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).