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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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