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Enhancing regional economic cooperation

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:30 pm | UN ESCAP

Enhancing regional economic cooperation and integration important to advance the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific More >>

UN forum adopts new regional road map

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:57 pm | UN ESCAP

UN forum adopts new regional road map to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific More >>

Positive signs as Asia-Pacific moves towards goals

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:38 pm | UN ESCAP

With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable ... More >>

New ESCAP reports highlight regional cooperation

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 8:59 pm | UN ESCAP

Seoul, Republic of Korea (ESCAP News) – Regional cooperation and integration will be key to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in East and North-East Asia, according to two new reports launched by the United Nations Economic and Social ... More >>

Closing Gender Gaps in Asia and the Pacific Requires Change

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:29 pm | UN ESCAP

Addressing gender inequality and ensuring equal participation and opportunities for women and girls in Asia-Pacific is central to achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More >>

Regional leaders agree to expand preferential tariffs

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:50 pm | UN ESCAP

At UN forum regional leaders agree to expand preferential tariffs to expand trade in Asia and the Pacific More >>

Asia-Pacific’s transition to sustainable energy

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:43 pm | UN ESCAP

Regional solutions key for Asia-Pacific’s transition to sustainable energy By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar More >>

Transport, a pivotal sector in the journey to sustainability

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:11 pm | UN ESCAP

Transport is a key contributor to economic growth, prosperity and tosocietal well-being. Physical links across Asia and the Pacific have increasingly improved throughyears of steady investments in the Asian Highway, a project endorsed by the United Nations ... More >>

Alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:27 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN ESCAP report highlights alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific countries and broadband concentration in East-Asia More >>

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:35 pm | UN ESCAP

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998 and will continue into early 2016 More >>

UN calls for rethink of economic growth strategies

Friday, 4 December 2015, 9:21 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Senior representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended a three day United Nations economic committee here today, calling for a rethink of economic growth strategies and policies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ... More >>

Connecting a sustainable future

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:17 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP News )  -- Carbondioxide emissions from transport in Asia and the Pacific have more than quadrupled in the past 45 years. At the same time, transport-related oil consumption has surpassed figures recorded in other regions in the world. In ... More >>

Driving the data revolution

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:37 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok  (ESCAP  News) -- Between 2001 and 2011, over 450 million people in the Asia-Pacific region were brought out of poverty, but 772 million people still  live  on  less  than  $1.25 a day. The number of women in the region dying  because  ... More >>

“Asia-Pacific can lead the world to end the AIDS epidemic”

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:25 pm | UN ESCAP

This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third. These achievements are no ... More >>

India & ESCAP join forces to strengthen early warning system

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:29 am | UN ESCAP

Government of India and ESCAP join forces to strengthen early warning systems for natural disasters More >>

Walking the Last Mile Together on Tsunami Early Warning

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:27 am | UN ESCAP

On 26 December 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. A 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a massive tsunami that directly affected fourteen countries in Asia and ... More >>

Empowering Women: Smart Approach to Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:45 pm | UN ESCAP

Change is in the air: today women have better access to education, health services and jobs, as well as a greater voice in parliaments. Progress, however, in women’s empowerment has been slow and uneven. More >>

New Momentum on Climate Must Generate Action

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:53 pm | UN ESCAP

The landmark Climate Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary-General last week in New York was unprecedented in terms of the participation of leaders, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders. The level and scale of enthusiasm ... More >>

ESCAP and GIZ partner to boost early warning

Friday, 7 February 2014, 4:15 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Early warning systems for natural disasters in the Indian Ocean and southeast Asian countries were today strengthened by a 500,000 Euro contribution from the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through the ... More >>

Shamshad Akhtar takes charge of UNESCAP

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:14 pm | UN ESCAP

Key focus on promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, with emphasis on poverty eradication at its core in Asia-Pacific More >>

 

 

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