ESCAP organized a national consultation on disability statistics for the Government of the Marshall Islands in Majuro from 15 to 17 February 2016. The 3-day consultation aimed at supporting the Government in its efforts to establish, by 2017, the evidence base on the implementation of the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities. It involved many stakeholders including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office, the Nitijela (Parliament) and disabled people's organizations.
ESCAP hosted the opening ceremony of the 20th “Art for All” Camp on 15 July 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok. The camp, annually organized by the Art for All Foundation, provides a platform for approximately 150 Thai students with disabilities to enhance their creativity and build their confidence in developing themselves in society.
ESCAP and ADB will organize the 8th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum to be held in September/October 2017.
Hosting the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) is a unique opportunity for a country to contribute to regional progress in trade facilitation as well as to build capacity of national stakeholders.
The Pacific subregion is vast with great distances between islands, neighbors and trading partners. With small and widely dispersed populations, financing adequate transport, energy and ICT infrastructure is difficult for most Pacific island counties. Many countries also face challenges around public and private sector expertise, recruitment and retention. For these, and many other reasons, countries of the subregion have long endeavored to work together through a range of regional mechanisms to deliver improved opportunities for Pacific people, in areas such as natural resource management, employment and trade. This report seeks to identify opportunities for increased regional economic cooperation and integration in the Pacific, and with the wider Asia-Pacific region, in support of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
New Delhi, 5 April 2018 – A new report published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) underscores the strategic importance of fully integrating South Asia’s power grid, as a key building block to achieve energy transition and fulfill climate change-related commitments in the subregion.
In preparation for the fifty-seventh session of the Commission (CSocD57), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) organized an expert group meeting on “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies”, from 25 to 27 June 2018 in New York.
The Under-Secretary General of United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana represented the Secretary General of the United Nations at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 on 18-19 January 2019. She attended the inaugural session and shared dais with Indian Prime Minister and other dignitaries. The Executive Secretary was also invited to deliver a special remark in the High-Level Plenary of “International Solar Alliance and Solar Energy Forum”.
ESCAP, working with its strategic partner UNITAR/UNOSAT, provided satellite-derived imagery and damage maps for Honiara, Solomon Islands which has been affected by floods caused by days of heavy rainfall in early April.
The inaugural ceremony for the ESCAP-Sasakawa Award for Disability-Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific presented its first Winners today. Three companies were awarded for outstanding achievement in responding to the needs of persons with disabilities in their business operations.
Over 80 social protection experts from national ministries, civil society, business and academia took stock of and reviewed the experiences of various participating countries in the development of coherent national social protection strategies. The workshop focused on improving policy coordination across ministries at both national and local levels as well as on the development of integrated packages of services and transfers.
The “Right” effect creates further waves Launched recently by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the “Make the Right Real” Campaign to promote the effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Asia-Pacific got another boost when over 200 persons, including Government and UN officials, representatives of Disabled Persons’ organizations and law students, assembled at the UN Conference Centre on 3 December, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
International Women's Day 2008 will be observed on Friday, 7 March in Bangkok at the UN Conference Centre with a programme organized by the International Women’s Day Working Group of representatives from various United Nations agencies and offices.Under the theme of "‘investing in women and girls", this year’s observance will include keynote presentations, a panel dialogue, an exhibition, and a film screening.
Mr. Nikolay Pomoshchnikov, Head of ESCAP North and Central Asia Office, attended the High-level Regional Conference “Prospects for Water Resources Management in Central Asia: From Basin Approach to Regional Cooperation” organized by the EU, GIZ in cooperation with CAREC on 27-28 May 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.