- 3 Jul 2017
Dr. Akhtar's Message at the opening of the 3rd East Asia Summit Clean Energy Forum on 3 July in Kunming, China
- 17 May 2017
Heads of State, Government, Ministers, Ambassadors and other officials meet in Bangkok to open the Ministerial segment of the 73rd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. The Special Body on LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS will hold a high-level exchange on infrastructure and sustainable development.
- 3 May 2017
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, highlights the key issues facing the Asia-Pacific region from the 2017 Edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific.
- 5 Feb 2017
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific commemorates 50 years of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the areas of cooperation between the United Nations, ESCAP and ASEAN in advancing sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.
- 5 Dec 2016
Ministers, senior officials and transport experts in Asia and the Pacific gathered in Moscow to review the Regional Action Programme for Transport Development and discuss the way forward in using regional connectivity as a vehicle to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Development.
- 14 Oct 2016
At the Fifth Session of Committee on Statistics, national statistics officers, experts and development workers around Asia-Pacific region gathered and discussed approaches to maximize statistical information in analyzing and monitoring the progress of Sustainable Development.
- 5 Oct 2016
At the inaugural session of the Committee on Information and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation, experts from around the Asia-Pacific region explain the importance of developing policies that take in consideration the link between ICT/STI for Sustainable Development.
- 19 May 2016
A multimedia roundup of the highlights and achievements of the 72nd Commission Session.
- 17 May 2016
Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar welcomes delegates to the 72nd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Additionally, leaders from around the region outline the priorities for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the role ESCAP has in supporting its member States in meeting the Goals.
- 17 May 2016
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, speaks to delegates at the opening of the Senior Officials Segement of the 72nd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.