This research has been commissioned by UNICEF New York Headquarters and produced by in dependent consultant Mariana Muzzi, under the guidance of senior health advisor Mark Young and child protection specialist Carolina Hepp at UNICEF New York, whose advice and inputs have been highly appreciated. Special thanks go to Bernadette Rai, who has provided invaluable collaboration based on her expertise in birth registration as well as on South Asia.
This explanatory note has been prepared by the secretariat to help ESCAP members in reviewing the draft text of a regional arrangement for the facilitation of cross-border paperless trade (E/ESCAP/PTA/IGM.1/WP.1) and to clarify relevant technical and legal terms and topics referred to in the various articles of the draft text.
This document contains the draft text of a regional arrangement for the facilitation of cross-border paperless trade in Asia and the Pacific. It was initially based on the proposed draft text from the regional study conducted as part of the implementation of Commission resolution 68/3, and then further developed through two expert group meetings, three subregional meetings and one regional meeting held as part of expert reviews and member consultations mandated by the Commission in its resolution 68/3.
Report of the side event on ICT statistics, 14 December 2012, 10.00-12.30 hrs, Committee on Statistics, 3rd session, Bangkok, 12-14 December 2012. The report was prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division (SD) and Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD).