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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 >>

Positive signs as Asia-Pacific moves towards goals

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:38 pm | UN ESCAP

With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead with the implementation of the 17 Sustainable ... More >>

New ESCAP reports highlight regional cooperation

Saturday, 25 March 2017, 8:59 pm | UN ESCAP

Seoul, Republic of Korea (ESCAP News) – Regional cooperation and integration will be key to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in East and North-East Asia, according to two new reports launched by the United Nations Economic and Social ... More >>

Closing Gender Gaps in Asia and the Pacific Requires Change

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:29 pm | UN ESCAP

Addressing gender inequality and ensuring equal participation and opportunities for women and girls in Asia-Pacific is central to achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More >>

Regional leaders agree to expand preferential tariffs

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:50 pm | UN ESCAP

At UN forum regional leaders agree to expand preferential tariffs to expand trade in Asia and the Pacific More >>

Asia-Pacific’s transition to sustainable energy

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:43 pm | UN ESCAP

Regional solutions key for Asia-Pacific’s transition to sustainable energy By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar More >>

Transport, a pivotal sector in the journey to sustainability

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:11 pm | UN ESCAP

Transport is a key contributor to economic growth, prosperity and tosocietal well-being. Physical links across Asia and the Pacific have increasingly improved throughyears of steady investments in the Asian Highway, a project endorsed by the United Nations ... More >>

Alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:27 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN ESCAP report highlights alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific countries and broadband concentration in East-Asia More >>

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:35 pm | UN ESCAP

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998 and will continue into early 2016 More >>

UN calls for rethink of economic growth strategies

Friday, 4 December 2015, 9:21 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Senior representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended a three day United Nations economic committee here today, calling for a rethink of economic growth strategies and policies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ... More >>

 

 

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