- 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.
- 25 Oct 2012
The United Nations Asia-Pacific bodies headquartered in Bangkok marked the 67th anniversary of the world organization’s founding on 24 October, emphasizing the need to make regional development economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and resilient to recurring natural disasters.
- 18 Oct 2012
Enhanced subregional cooperation can reduce the wide development and infrastructure gaps in South and South-West Asia, stimulating growth that is more inclusive, sustainable and resilient to economic shocks and natural disasters, UN told a high-level policymakers’ forum.
- 15 Oct 2012
As the world continues to face economic turmoil, especially in the developed countries, regional economic integration, supported by robust South-South cooperation, has become even more important to reduce dependencies and diversify economies, according to Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP in her opening address to the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2012, which opened in Kuala Lumpur today.
- 10 Oct 2012
Representatives of over 23 Asia-Pacific governments began a three-day meeting here today to discuss cooperation in building an efficient and sustainable regional transport and logistics network to drive growth while improving access for all to economic opportunities and social services.