- 7 Aug 2014
On the occasion the 70th Commission Session we recap the significant achievements of the United Nations Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
- 6 Aug 2014
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), launches ESCAP's flagship publication - the 2014 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific on Wednesday 6 August 2014. Survey 2014 shows that Asia and the Pacific is still experiencing relatively sub-par economic growth.
- 1 Aug 2014
While the Asia-Pacific region has become the world’s growth pole and is poised to reclaim global economic leadership in the twenty-first century, there remains an important question on addressing the challenges of shared prosperity and sustainable development. Will the growth of the Asia-Pacific region positively transform the lives of all people from Bangkok to Beijing, from Ankara to Almaty and from Suva to Seoul? ESCAP − and its predecessor − ECAFE has long been ahead of the curve in answering that question and in shaping ideas about economic and social development in the region, primarily through its annual Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, and by facilitating the creation of a development consensus for the region. We recap over 60 years of forecasting in this video slideshow.
- 19 May 2014
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Eliasson, speaks to participants during the first Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development on the issues of equality, climate change, and development.
- 20 Mar 2014
United Nations, Forests are essential for the survival of people everywhere. They nurture us, inspire us and shelter us. They are also at the heart of sustainable development. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests to "celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests". A wide range of special events will be launched during the month of March, to celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014 -- My Forest | Our Future.
- 17 Mar 2014
'Our Little World' was awarded an Honorable Mention at the International Forests Short Film Festival.
- 21 Oct 2013
More than ten million Filipinos work abroad, sending home more than 20 billion US dollars a year. But as over three quarters of Filipinos do not have bank accounts, receiving these remittances from overseas workers has been difficult for their families. The cell phone provider Globe Telecom with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, came up with an innovative system. GCash allows Filipinos instant access to the money sent to them from abroad. Source: UN TV.
- 10 Oct 2013
Success and sustainability in the next phase of global development depends on changing mindsets, approaches, and behavior. Building the future we want starts not only with Governments but ultimately with every one of us. To succeed will require governments, business, and people to embrace a new spirit of human solidarity, shared responsibility, and mutual benefit.
- 16 Sep 2013
A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are indispensable to sustainable development, and must be a key part of the post-2015 development framework. Ministers and senior officials from 47 countries were among nearly 500 country delegates and civil society representatives attending the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) in Bangkok from 16-20 September. Learn more about the preparations and scope for the meeting in this video.
- 16 Sep 2013
The so-called resource curse can be turned into a resource blessing, when resources underground and under the sea are invested above ground into productive investments and the building of peaceful, inclusive societies where all citizens are assured the full benefits and value of these resources. Our shared responsibility is to ensure, that for Timor-Leste, the benefits of its natural resource wealth are directly harnessed to ensure dynamic and inclusive development.