This policy brief reviews the repercussions of the education of girls on economic development in general and on trade policy outcomes in particular. It shows that a virtuous cycle exists between the education of girls and economic development.
1. The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action to be held at the Empress Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia from 18 to 19 December 2014.
2. The Meeting will be inaugurated at 09:00 hours on 18 December 2014 at the Royal Meeting Hall, 5th Floor of Empress Angkor Hotel and all subsequent sessions will also be held at Royal Meeting Hall from 09:00 hours to 17:00 hours including lunch and coffee breaks.
Despite some very serious challenges, Asia-Pacific as a whole has achieved high rates of economic growth and overall development during the last decade. Yet, it continues to show deep social, ecological and economic imbalances. In countries with special needs, in particular LDCs, progress towards reducing poverty and hunger and achieving other MDGs has slowed down significantly, due to inadequate human and financial capacity, furthered by the turmoil in the global economy since 2008.
This policy brief reviews the Republic of Korea’s experience in implementing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with a particular focus on measures taken to increase the utilization of preferences available under FTAs by Korean exporters
This is the provisional list of experts of the First Meeting of the Working Group on Increasing Economic and Technical Cooperation to Address Shared Vulnerabilities and Risks, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) from 10 to 11 December 2014 in Bangkok.
The 2012 Asia-Pacific High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Assessment of Progress against Commitments in the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals agreed on a regional framework to support the implementation of international and region-specific commitments on HIV and AIDS, or “ESCAP Roadmap to 2015”, which included the following elements:
Given the broad scope and ambition of the post-2015 development agenda, existing national statistical capacity building plans may need to be updated to include additional priorities. Integrating new priorities into national development plans will be crucial.
1. Application of the AGA in Mongolia and the potential to help countries prepare to monitor post-2015 development agenda
- Ms. B. Badamtsetseg, Senior Vice-Chairperson National Statistical Office, Mongolia