Freight forwarders are recognized as the backbone of multimodal transport in the Greater Mekong sub-region, and key players in the promotion and expansion of foreign trade and intra-regional trade. To enhance the activities of freight forwarders through regional and world markets and to develop sub-regional networks, ESCAP implemented a freight forwarding and multimodal transport development and promotion project in six selected countries: Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
This annotated bibliography provides a thorough introduction to activities in the ESCAP region, and in some cases in other parts of the world, such as Africa. It is to be used as a tool for those working on this highly important issue, and it will provide a clear picture, both of the region and of its activities and research on HIV/AIDS and the transport industry. Projects, reports or publications are listed, each with an abstract where the main objectives and recommendations are reported.
List of presentations from Session 4 (Extreme Events and Disasters) of the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Improving Environment Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 2-4 December 2013.
1. FDES - Component 4 (Core set) Extreme Events and Disasters
The presentation was given by Mr Teerapong Praphotjanaporn, ESCAP Statistics Division.
2. National disaster loss and damage databases structure for disaster statistics
The presentation was given by Rajesh Sharma, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok.
List of presentations from Session 3 (Environmental Conditions and Quality) of the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Improving Environment Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 2-4 December 2013.
1. Outcomes of the UNEP/SANDEE ESCAP Workshop on Valuing and Accounting for the Environment in Asia
The presentation was given by Mr Daniel Clarke , ESCAP Statistics Division.
List of presentations from Session 2 (National Coordination of Environment Statistics) of the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Improving Environment Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 2-4 December 2013
1. Thailand’s Environment Official Statistics
The presentation was given by Ms Chalermkwun Chiemprachanarakorn, Director, Statistical Forecasting Bureau, National Statistical Office, Thailand.
The resulting study analysis contained in this report overviews the current inter-island shipping services in the South Pacific and their problems, highlighting ageing vessels. The study also discusses policy options for replacing the ageing fleet and possible financial measures.
International and regional trade routes in the South Pacific are serviced almost entirely by the Pacific Forum Line and by foreign-owned shipping companies. The trade is very largely containerized and carried in modem vessels which provide island countries with reasonably adequate service.