- 5 Nov 2017
International migration is a reality in the Asia-Pacific region with historic roots and a long future ahead. Migrants bring a lot of benefits to their countries of origin and destination. The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact (6 – 8 November 2017) in Bangkok reviews how we can work together to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
- 27 Sep 2017
Governments in the region are increasingly recognizing that population ageing is already a challenge to achieving our United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development due to the profound impacts this demographic phenomenon has on the well-being of all generations. It will ultimately influence the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda to reduce poverty for all people—of all ages and of all backgrounds—and to leave no one behind.
- 6 Jul 2017
The 3rd East Asia Summit Clean Energy Forum on 3 July in Kunming, China
- 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.