- 16 Jul 2013
I am particularly proud of the type of organization we have helped to create together: one which builds on the strengths of all our regional commissions, but which also has established new relevance and new value by focusing very firmly on the future. ESCAP today is recognized by our member States, our development partners, and throughout the United Nations, as a model for intergovernmental consensus-building, organizational innovation, and developmental excellence, and I hope we will continue on this path.
- 5 Jul 2013
Presention by Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council regarding the Asia-Pacific Post-2015 Development Agenda
- 19 Jun 2013
It is my great honor, privilege, and pleasure to address you in my new role as Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General for Timor-Leste. I see my role as helping to bring the region’s expertise, assets, and assistance to the country, which will be important to support Timor-Leste’s application for membership in ASEAN, and to help promote a better understanding of the needs and opportunities of Timor-Leste as it seeks to further integrate into this dynamic region.
- 29 May 2013
Energy powers opportunity. We must shift to a more sustainable path of energy production, distribution and consumption. This transformation is non-negotiable if our region is to eliminate poverty, reduce disparities, and achieve shared prosperity.
- 24 May 2013
People- and planet-centered development requires collective action, especially at the regional level, because so many of transboundary issues are about regional public goods. System change entails risks and uncertainties, and we know that some countries are reluctant to be first-movers. Collective action and partnerships can, however, reduce the risks and uncertainty associated with systemic transition and structural shifts.
- 20 May 2013
Safe and affordable water and sanitation must be at the heart of our regional, sub-regional, and national efforts to build a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for our people and our planet.
- 1 May 2013
A recurring theme of this 69th session of the Commission has been regional opportunity. The opportunity to grow better, to close development gaps, to build resilience, to end hunger, and to ensure the inclusive and sustainable future we want.
- 29 Apr 2013
Asia-Pacific’s continued rise is, by no means preordained. The path ahead is not without difficulties, and doing more of the same will not advance our shared development journey to the future we want. Success will require a different pattern of growth, cooperation, and partnership, to address the multiple risks and challenges that we currently face.
- 29 Apr 2013
It is unacceptable that in the 21st century, with all of our technological and agricultural expertise, more than 870 million people globally wake up hungry every morning, try to find the energy to make a living for their families through the day, and then still go to bed hungry at night. Despite the good progress made in reducing extreme poverty, Asia-Pacific is still home to 563 million undernourished people – and 134 million of them are children under the age of five. Allowing children to go hungry is, essentially, stunting our shared future.
- 25 Apr 2013
Our shared challenge, in the week ahead, is to use this intergovernmental platform of the 69th Commission session, to agree on the outlines of a framework for inclusive and sustainable development, which will drive our regional efforts, and strengthen the Asia-Pacific voice in global negotiations.