Concerns with high and volatile prices of food and fuel remain at the centre of the policy agenda. Volatility of commodity prices continues to be influenced by fundamentals of demand and supply, but is exacerbated by the financialization of commodity markets. High global liquidity has played an important role in supporting the persistently high prices of oil and globally traded food commodities. The challenge was highlighted by the head of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr.
Technical Workshop on Household Water Security
The 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit
Panel Discussion on the challenges and solutions of technical aspects of HWS. The focus of this session is to address:
Challenges to ensure the HWS Tools and means on data collection and application of the HWS Index Barriers and challenges for development banks, financial institutions and government to increase investments on HWS
Innovative financing on HWS
These presentations are from the Policy Dialogue: Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. They are part of Session 4 : Member States' Good Practices in Enhancing Energy Security and Working Toward the Realization of Sustainable Development.
(A) Establishment of a platform for facilitating continuous dialogue and cooperation among ESCAP member States on enhanced energy security and the sustainable use of energy
The programme of the Modernization of Statistical Information Systems, Side event to the Committee on Statistics, second session, Bangkok, 17 December 2010. The document was prepared by ESCAP Statistics Division.
The concept note of the side event on Modernizing statistical information systems, Bangkok, 7 December 2010. It is a side event of the Committee on Statistics, Second session, Bangkok, 17 December 2010.