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UN Urges Regional Cooperation To Accelerate Digitalization Of Cross-border Trade Procedures

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 4:04 am | UN ESCAP

The central element of the Week was the CPTA, a UN treaty aimed at accelerating the implementation of digital trade measures for trade and development. More >>

UN Forum Catalyzes Collective Action To Make Feminist Finance A Reality For Asia And The Pacific

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 4:45 am | UN ESCAP

The Forum convened more than 350 key players in the regional financial ecosystem, bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, development partners, international organizations and women entrepreneurs, women-led businesses ... More >>

Countries Resolve To Leverage Innovation, Promote Digital Inclusion For Those Furthest Behind

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 6:33 am | UN ESCAP

Governments from across Asia and the Pacific agreed today to harness technological advancements and digital innovation for sustainable development, with special attention to the region’s most vulnerable countries and population groups. The United Nations ... More >>

UN Policy Forum Opens With Call For Region To Embrace Digital Opportunities And Innovate For Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 4:44 am | UN ESCAP

More than 800 participants from 61 member States, associate members and permanent observers as well as representatives from academia, international organizations, youth, business and civil society are attending the session this week. More >>

Governments Convene At UN To Deliberate Digital Pathways To Accelerate Region’s Sustainable Development

Friday, 19 April 2024, 2:04 pm | UN ESCAP

Asia and the Pacific is uniquely placed to leverage digital technologies to overcome sustainable development challenges. More >>

Costs On The Rise And Volatile, But Trade Facilitation Could Mitigate Challenges Ahead

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:22 am | UN ESCAP

Despite high implementation rates in various trade facilitation reforms in the region, progress in paperless trade has been slow and uneven, while growing geopolitical tensions and heightened inflation have further made business between countries more ... More >>

New Perspectives And Approaches Needed To Boost Affordable And Long-term Financing In Asia And The Pacific

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:16 am | UN ESCAP

Donors should prioritize the development financing needs of recipient countries over political interests. Multilateral development banks need to improve their lending capacities, including through fresh capital injections. More >>

UN Forum Urges Commitments Be Translated Into Concrete Actions In Asia & The Pacific, Ahead Of ‘Pact For The Future’

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:46 pm | UN ESCAP

The 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to take urgent, accelerated actions supported by strong, sustained multilateral cooperation – or risk falling further behind ... More >>

Asian and Pacific countries at UN forum agree on measures to shape energy transition, address climate crisis

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 5:46 am | UN ESCAP

Asian and Pacific countries agreed today on measures to shape the future of energy use and generation, and to address climate change in a region that consumes more than 40 per cent of the world’s power and generates more than half of global greenhouse ... More >>

UN Forum To Explore Sustainable And Resilient Energy Future For Asia And The Pacific

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 6:48 pm | UN ESCAP

The Asia-Pacific region is responsible for more than 40 per cent of the energy consumed and over 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced globally. Its rapid growth in demand for energy is poised to continue in the coming years. This creates ... More >>

New UN Survey Highlights Progress In Global Trade Facilitation Despite Polycrisis Disruptions

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 6:01 am | UN ESCAP

Persisting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical turbulence and high inflation continue to challenge international trade. Despite these global disruptions, countries are continuing to move towards a seamless and efficient trading environment by simplifying ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Adopt 10 UN Resolutions Reaffirming Commitments To Protect The Planet And Its People

Saturday, 20 May 2023, 4:56 pm | UN ESCAP

Governments from across Asia and the Pacific today endorsed a UN resolution to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact. They re-committed to immediately curb greenhouse gas emissions – of which the region accounts for over half of the ... More >>

Leaders Gather At Annual UN Policy Forum To Tackle Asia And The Pacific’s Most Daunting Threat – Climate Change

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 2:49 pm | UN ESCAP

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 79th session in Bangkok today, with global and regional leaders calling for urgent action to combat climate change and its dire impacts. They urged countries ... More >>

Regional UN Forum Urges Countries To Rescue The Sustainable Development Goals Amidst Compounding Crises

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 10:07 pm | UN ESCAP

Never before have development gains in Asia and the Pacific been at such risk of being swept away by overlapping and intensifying crises. The Tenth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call ... More >>

UN Lauds Asia-Pacific Countries For Championing Sustainability, But Warns 2030 Goalpost Remains Decades Out Of Reach

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 8:30 pm | UN ESCAP

The United Nations has lauded countries in the Asia-Pacific region for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to sustainable development despite facing unprecedented recent challenges such as intensifying climate change, health crises and geopolitical conflicts. ... More >>

New UN Report Reveals Cracks In Region's Health Sector Investments

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 8:33 pm | UN ESCAP

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical cracks in health sector investments in Asia and the Pacific, with the sector’s foreign direct investments (FDI) dropping by 45 per cent from 2019 to 2020 and continuing to decline to 34 per cent in the ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Renew Commitment To Ramp Up Climate Action, Protect The Planet

Friday, 2 December 2022, 5:47 am | UN ESCAP

Ministers and high-level officials today renewed commitments from Asia-Pacific countries to boost regional cooperation in climate action, sustainable urban development, the protection of ecosystems and oceans, and implementing environmental rights principles; ... More >>

Can Asia And The Pacific Get On Track To Net Zero?

Monday, 28 November 2022, 8:03 pm | UN ESCAP

The recent climate talks in Egypt have left us with a sobering reality: The window for maintaining global warming to 1.5 degrees is closing fast and what is on the table currently is insufficient to avert some of the worst potential effects of climate ... More >>

Digital Ministers Agree On Shaping Common Digital Future For Asia And The Pacific

Saturday, 12 November 2022, 5:03 am | UN ESCAP

As the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the adoption of new technologies ­ “a digital big bang” ­ ministers from around Asia and the Pacific today agreed to strengthen cooperation in promoting connectivity and a transformation towards a safe and inclusive ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Commit To Intensify Collaboration In Using Space Applications For Sustainable Development

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 6:20 am | UN ESCAP

26 October 2022 Ministers and heads of national space agencies today endorsed the Jakarta Ministerial Declaration on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific at the close of a high-level meeting co-organized by the ... More >>





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