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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 >>

Uptick in Asia-Pacific economic growth

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:30 pm | UN ESCAP

Uptick in Asia-Pacific economic growth, but policy focus needed to improve prospects for achieving sustainable development, says UN Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- Economic conditions in Asia-Pacific remain stable, supported by stronger-than-expected performances ... More >>

Asia-Pacific countries call for innovative finance solutions

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 1:23 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific countries call for innovative finance solutions to tackle impact of climate change Bonn (ESCAP News) -- Countries in Asia-Pacific on Thursday gathered on the sidelines of global climate talks underway in Bonn to discuss opportunities ... More >>

UN calls for countries to scale up regional climate action

Friday, 17 November 2017, 3:27 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Countries from Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East, met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, to explore opportunities for scaling up climate action to meet the ambitious targets set out in the Paris ... More >>

Governments to agree new UN migration agenda

Monday, 6 November 2017, 6:22 pm | UN ESCAP

Governments to agree new UN migration agenda for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) -- The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, opened in Bangkok this week with a call ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway boosted

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 2:03 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made great strides towards implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) at a United Nations led meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh this week, where over 100 international ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closes

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 1:33 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closes with a call for integrated liberalization policies to achieve sustainable development in the region More >>

Natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:22 pm | UN ESCAP

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience More >>

International Coalition to Promote Social Enterprise

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 4:12 pm | UN ESCAP

International coalition to promote social enterprise and impact investment for sustainable development across Asia and the Pacific More >>

New UN ESCAP report highlights gender equality is pivotal

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:53 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN ESCAP report highlights gender equality is pivotal to achieving sustainable development Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today released the first report to comprehensively ... More >>

Bangladesh, Cambodia and China sign new UN treaty

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 3:54 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangladesh, Cambodia and China sign new UN treaty to strengthen digital trade in Asia-Pacific More >>

UN ESCAP expert consultation opens in Bangkok

Monday, 28 August 2017, 5:25 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Asia-Pacific experts and statisticians are convening at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Bangkok this week to improve disaggregated statistics for achieving the Sustainable ... More >>

Global transition to sustainable energy

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:56 pm | UN ESCAP

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (ESCAP News) – Ministers and high-level officials from 85 countries sent a strong signal in a statement adopted at the Ministerial Conference, during the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, which opened ... More >>

UN to advance Belt and Road Initiative in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:06 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) this week re-affirmed its commitment to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative through its multi-sectoral work in regional economic cooperation ... More >>

Reducing infrastructure gaps

Monday, 8 May 2017, 7:09 pm | UN ESCAP

Reducing infrastructure gaps can boost sustainable development in countries with special needs, says UN report More >>

Tax policy and public expenditure management

Sunday, 30 April 2017, 9:06 pm | UN ESCAP

Tax policy and public expenditure management are key to financing sustainable development in Asia-Pacific More >>

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 >>

 

 

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