Subregional Priorities

Given the vast coverage and diversity of the Asia-Pacific region, ESCAP’s programme on subregional activities for development strengthens the Commission’s presence and interventions at the subregional level in order to better target and deliver programmes that address specific key priorities, including poverty reduction and sustainable development, of member States in the respective subregions.

The programme on subregional activities provides more focused and in-depth technical assistance to address key development challenges, including capacity-building activities. Upon the request of member States, ESCAP provides advisory services, organizes training workshops and implements field projects. The subregional work also serves as a means of putting into action the analytical and normative work of ESCAP at the subregional and national levels.
ESCAP’s work on subregional activities for development cover five subregions:

ESCAP has four subregional offices located throughout the Asia-Pacific region:

  • East and North-East Asia (Incheon, Republic of Korea)

    Countries Covered: China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation

  • North and Central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

    Countries Covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

  • The Pacific (Suva, Fiji)

    Countries Covered: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

  • South and South-West Asia (New Delhi, India)

    Countries Covered: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey

  • South-East Asia

    Countries in this region (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam) are covered by the ESCAP home office in Bangkok, Thailand.