This report comes from the South South-West Asia Workshop on Advancing Accountability and Strengthening Statistics for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment held on 7-9 October 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
This is the tentative programme for the Third meeting of ESCAP Business Advisory Council - Sustainable Business Network's Task Force on Disaster Risk Reduction which will be held in Bangkok on 27 October 2015.
This is the tentative programme for the Third Meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific - Country Consultation, which will be held in Bangkok on 28 October 2015.
North-East Asia is the fastest ageing subregion in the world. While population ageing in itself is a phenomenon and not a "problem", if the current speed and scale of population ageing in North-East Asia is not matched by timely adjustment of various support systems and establishment of enabling environment for older persons, the subregion could face a new challenge of rising poverty and widening socio-economic inequalities among the growing elderly population.
Session 1: Overcoming High Trade Costs of Asia-Pacific Developing Economies: Prioritizing Trade Facilitation Measures
Moderator: Ms. L. Savithri, Director, Economic, Trade, and Finance, SAARC secretariat
• Trade costs and trade facilitation implementation: implication for the region – Mr. Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Facilitation Unit, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP
• Update of TFA and its implications for LLDCs, LDCs and Island developing countries, Mr. Xiaobing TANG, Counsellor in the Market Access Division, WTO