ESCAP has acted as the focal point in coordinating regional cooperation and international exchange of policies and programmes on population ageing in the Asia-Pacific region, as reflected in the Shanghai Implementation Strategy 2004 and convening the Asia-Pacific Review of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in 2012.
The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) Secretariat is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the forth coming Asia-Pacific Economists' Conference: "Trade in the Asian century - delivering on the promise of economic prosperity”. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2014. For more information please visit www.artnetontrade.org or see the attached document.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Over 40 government representatives and key stakeholders from civil society and academia joined the launch yesterday of a cutting-edge platform designed for expanding social protection in Asia and the Pacific.
ESCAP participated in the launching of the UN report “Social protection assessment based national dialogue: Towards a nationally defined floor in Thailand” at the Government House in Bangkok. The report, which offers an assessment of the social protection situation in Thailand and identifies policy and implementation issues, was developed as part of the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) between the royal Thai Government and the UN.
Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific governments have concluded three days of high-level talks here by endorsing a road map based on greater regional cooperation to fast-track progress towards meeting global commitments on the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, together with other entities of the United Nations system in Thailand, has organized an event to take place on Monday, 9 March 2009 at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC). Economic downturns and volatility hit the world’s poorest most severely and disproportionately impact women. Yet women and girls play an increasingly critical role in economic growth, and their well-being is essential to poverty eradication.
ESCAP North and Central Asia Office participated in the Second Corridor Meeting of Clusters of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan organized by the ESCAP Transport Division in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 29 May 2014.
Improving subregional cooperation on low carbon city (LCC) strategies was the focus of a United Nations symposium that closed in Beijing today, bringing together development experts, academics, subregional and international agencies and city representatives from across Northeast Asia.
The East and North-East Asia Office of ESCAP in coordination with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management organized the Asia Carbon Footprint Network (ACFN) Seminar and the annual meeting from 17 to 18 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.
ESCAP was invited to give a presentation at the "Capacity Development Workshop for Strengthening Cooperation among Disability Experts", held from 19 to 21 November 2014 in Incheon, the Republic of Korea. At the Workshop, ESCAP emphasized the importance of close collaboration with disabled people's organizations for an effective implementation of the Incheon Strategy. The workshop was attended by over 40 disability experts from several civil society organizations of, and for, persons with disabilities based in the Republic of Korea'.
At the South Asia Subregional Consultation on Youth Volunteerism to Promote Participation, Development and Peace, 23-25 March 2015, Kathmandu, young people developed and, along with the Consultation organizers - ESCAP, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nepal and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) – adopted the Kathmandu Call for Action.
ESCAP is participating in a new platform which uses a rights-based approach to develop and strengthen social protection. ESCAP is partnering in this UNRISD-lead project with the ILO, ECLAC, OHCHR, ESCWA and FAO.
The Social Protection and Human Rights website can be accessed here.
Medium-Term Expenditure Planning for National Sustainable Development
Analysts and budget planning officers from the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau and Samoa met in Nadi, Fiji last week to develop strategies to improve medium-term expenditure planning as a tool for achieving national sustainable development.