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Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to improve data

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:47 am | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to improve data and statistics to drive sustainable development policies More >>

SPECA at 20: Strengthening the UN Special Programme

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:33 pm | UN ESCAP

SPECA at 20: Strengthening the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia to deliver on the 2030 Agenda More >>

Countries Inch Forward On Paris Agreement Implementation

Monday, 10 September 2018, 1:56 pm | UN ESCAP

(Bangkok, 9 September) -- Amid growing calls for urgent and strong climate change action, the supplementary Bangkok Climate Change Talks closed today with uneven progress on the guidelines that will tell the world how to implement the Paris Climate Change ... More >>

Asia-Pacific countries agree on inclusive technology

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:43 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific countries agree on inclusive technology and innovation policies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals More >>

E-Governance - A powerful tool

Friday, 20 July 2018, 4:15 pm | UN ESCAP

E-Governance - A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk management Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- A major report launched by the United Nations this week highlights the critical role E-governance plays in building inclusive, ... More >>

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 1:45 pm | UN ESCAP

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve ... More >>

Closing the gaps in economic statistics

Friday, 11 May 2018, 9:56 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- The 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week (APES) closed today in Bangkok with a strong focus on strengthening the capability of Member States to produce core economic statistics and improve monitoring of the Sustainable Development ... More >>

Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018, 4:46 pm | UN ESCAP

Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2018 Mobilizing finance for sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth Shamshad Akhtar More >>

Southeast Asian countries must scale-up efforts

Friday, 30 March 2018, 5:31 pm | UN ESCAP

Southeast Asian countries must scale-up efforts to maintain progress towards the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and UN 2030 Agenda Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- ASEAN countries will need to accelerate efforts to promote economic, social and environmental advancement ... More >>

Building resilience to natural hazards

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 7:27 pm | UN ESCAP

Building resilience to natural hazards and investing in social protection systems critical to achieving 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific BANGKOK ( ESCAP News ) — Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social ... More >>

Implementing digital trade facilitation could cut trade cost

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:13 pm | UN ESCAP

Implementing digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion annually, says UN report Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- According to the Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific report launched today by the United ... More >>

Need for action to empower women and girls in Asia-Pacific

Friday, 9 March 2018, 3:25 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Governments in Asia and the Pacific must take urgent action to ensure greater empowerment of women and girls to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations underscored at a forum in Bangkok today. More >>

To achieve gender equality, we need women entrepreneurs

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 1:58 pm | UN ESCAP

In 2018, we have an opportunity to accelerate progress towards gender equality. Movements such as #MeToo have shone the spotlight on an unacceptable status quo and demonstrated how too many women the world over continue to be deprived of respect and equal opportunities. ... More >>

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women

Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:29 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women and girls at high-level UN forum More >>

World makes great progress on energy access, but...

Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:18 pm | UN ESCAP

World makes great progress on energy access, but ambitious action needed to achieve sustainable energy goal by 2030, says UN Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- Remarkable progress has been made in broadening electricity access globally, however sustained political ... More >>

Global UN energy conference in Bangkok

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:07 pm | UN ESCAP

Ministers, senior UN officials and civil society representatives from around the world will convene in Bangkok this week for the Global SDG7 Conference, where they will identify trends and gaps towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7(SDG7) ... More >>

PyeongChang Olympics: a new cornerstone for peace

Friday, 9 February 2018, 12:39 pm | UN ESCAP

All eyes are on the 23rd Olympic Winter Games and 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this February. Top athletes will carry their national flags in an opening ceremony which has come to epitomize the international community. Sports fans worldwide ... More >>

First Asia-Pacific Climate Week

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 11:30 am | UN ESCAP

First Asia-Pacific Climate Week brings together governments and private sector to scale-up climate action Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- Finance and sector ministers and high-level officials from more than 30 countries in Asia-Pacific joined private sector ... More >>

Macroeconomic policies to support regional growth

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 9:49 pm | UN ESCAP

Robust domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies to support regional growth Bangkok, 14 December – An upturn in the global economy—now growing by about 3 per cent— paves the way to reorient policy towards longer-term issues such ... More >>

Enhancing public resources through progressive tax policies

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 11:49 am | UN ESCAP

Enhancing public resources through progressive tax policies can help reduce inequality, highlights a joint UN-Oxfam study Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- A joint study released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ... More >>

 

 

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