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Faster, cleaner energy transition in Asia-Pacific

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 12:36 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) - The Second Session of the Committee on Energy closed today at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) with stronger commitments to power the region with sustainable energy. More >>

Radical transition needed for sustainable energy targets

Monday, 7 October 2019, 8:11 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – The 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development opened today with delegates underscoring the need for greater collaboration between government and the private sector, and for inter-regional dialogue if the global ... More >>

UN forum spotlights digital trade facilitation measures

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:26 am | UN ESCAP

New Delhi ( ESCAP news ) – The 9th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) closed in New Delhi, India today with a strong focus on how digital and sustainable trade facilitation measures and practices can bring prosperity for the region. Organized ... More >>

Asia-Pacific governments embrace technological innovations

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 11:23 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Governments across Asia and the Pacific this week endorsed a set of collective recommendations and initiatives, including scaling up regional cooperation to complement national efforts in reducing disaster risk, in recognition ... More >>

Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting communities

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 8:26 pm | UN ESCAP

Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting vulnerable communities Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our region, cascading into slow onset disasters ... More >>

Growing disaster risks exceeding Asia-Pacific’s capacity

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:20 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN report warns of a new climate reality where economic losses are set to quadruple More >>

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 >>

 

 

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