UNESCAP News Services
Date: 6 October 2011
Media Advisory No: N/23/2011
Launch of the 'Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011'
BANGKOK (Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will launch the publication “Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011” on 12 October 2011 at the Public Foyer, United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. The publication presents comparable, cross-sectoral statistical data and analyses on population, the environment, the state of the economy and connectivity for the Asia-Pacific region, including subregional, regional and global aggregates which help place regional developments in a global context. This publication is the result of contributions from numerous regional and global offices of the United Nations system. The full publication, an accompanying online booklet, The region@your fingertips, and a database of indicators will be available free of charge from www.unescap.org/stat after the launch.
What: Launch of the publication “Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011”
Who: Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.
When: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 from 10:30 to 11:15 hours. Refreshments will be available from 10:15 hours onwards.
Where: Public Foyer, United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok.
For further information about the event, please contact:
Ms. Francyne Harrigan
Chief, Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section, ESCAP
T: +66-2-288-1864, M: +66 81 835 8677, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen
Chief, Statistical Information Services Section, Statistics Division, ESCAP
T: (66) 2 288 1545, F: (66) 2 288 1082 , E: email@example.com
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