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Keeping region on track to achieve the SDGs

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 12:09 pm | UN ESCAP

Port Moresby (ESCAP News) – Businesses are well-positioned to offer innovative solutions to key sustainable development challenges, particularly in meeting the infrastructure and connectivity needs of rural and urban communities, concluded the ... More >>

Regional UN training promotes conservation agriculture

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:24 am | UN ESCAP

Siem Reap (ESCAP news) – Policy makers, practitioners and researchers from 15 countries across the region wrapped up a four-day training in Cambodia today underscoring the need for appropriate agricultural machinery to enable the adoption of conservation ... More >>

Infrastructure connectivity

Sunday, 28 April 2019, 1:12 pm | UN ESCAP

Beijing (ESCAP News) -- To speed up sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations’ regional development arm has committed to cooperating with the government of China on a wide range of areas at the Second Belt and Road Forum ... More >>

More dry years ahead for South-East Asia

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 3:03 pm | UN ESCAP

Future scenarios of drought in many parts of South-East Asia may become even more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for ... More >>

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 4:37 pm | UN ESCAP

Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm in a new report, warning that unless national and international ... More >>

Put People and Planet First, says UN report for Asia-Pacific

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 5:04 pm | UN ESCAP

In its annual report, Survey 2019: Ambitions beyond growth , launched today, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - the UN’s regional arm - says that an additional annual investment of $1.5 trillion, equivalent to a ... More >>

UN Forum concludes with calls for greater inclusivity

Saturday, 30 March 2019, 1:34 pm | UN ESCAP

UN Forum concludes with calls for greater inclusivity to accelerate efforts toward sustainable development in Asia-Pacific More >>

Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:47 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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