The final report for the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Disaster Rapid Impact Assessment using Space-Based Information was held at the Lemon Tree Hotel, Dehradun, India from 1 to 3 December 2014.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), part of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) jointly organized the meeting.
Rising inequality as well as the need to build resilience to crises, whether economic and financial crises, or natural disasters, have increased the call for strengthening social protection in the Asia-Pacific region.
To strengthen social protection, most countries in the region have already set in place income support schemes, often targeted towards certain vulnerable groups. Those include schemes for providing universal social pensions for older persons, income support schemes targeted at poor families, schemes targeting women, as well as food-for-work schemes.
The final report for the Eighteenth Meeting of the Regional Interagency Working Group on Information and Communications Technology was held on 16 October 2014 at United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand.
The meeting was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT).
These are the presentations that were delivered during the first day of the First Working Group Meeting on the Development of Seamless Connectivity held on 22-23 December 2014, Bangkok.
The presentations were made on the following issues:
1. Introduction of the working group objectives and process towards the ministerial meeting in December 2015
2. The sectoral perspectives of the approach paper
3. Introduction of the draft outline of the working group report
This is the "information note for participants" prepared by the ESCAP Secretariat for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Transport Infrastructure Development scheduled to be held in Bangkok on 21-22 January 2015.