Speeches

29 May 2015

Our region is changing and the global development paradigm is being transformed. To remain relevant and effective, to provide the support our member States need implementing the post-2015 development agenda, ESCAP has and must continue to change too.

29 May 2015

The Asia-Pacific region has taken the first steps towards achieving Sustainable Energy for All. ESCAP is committed to support member State cooperation on a common energy agenda for shared prosperity, social equity and sustainability.

28 May 2015

Presentation by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP at the launch of the Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2014/15 in Bangkok, Thailand.

28 May 2015

Global sustainable development depends on the sustainable management of oceans and seas joined with strong and effective governance. Addressing these challenges requires the participation of all coastal nations - large and small, whether continental or island.

28 May 2015

We meet this year amid a confluence of key events, among them: the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Charter; the 20th year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; and the 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. This year, global leaders will lay the foundations of a far-reaching new sustainable development agenda. Sustainability will be further reinforced with a new agreement on climate change and new global partnerships.

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