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Asia-Pacific Countries Endorse Action Plan To Strengthen Social Protection

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 8:41 am | UN ESCAP

Photo credit: ILO/F.Latief Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have today endorsed an action plan pledging to collectively step up regional cooperation for social protection – a timely move as governments are striving to protect people from unprecedented ... More >>

Critical Gaps In Social Protection Hampering Asia-Pacific Region’s Resilience To COVID-19

Friday, 16 October 2020, 6:12 am | UN ESCAP

Photo credit: ILO/F.Latief Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report released today reveals that despite their rapid ... More >>

Social Protection: A Right For All, Or A Privilege For A Few?

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 8:11 am | UN ESCAP

For more than half a century, social protection has been firmly anchored as a human right that States are obligated to guarantee. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role well-designed, coordinated and implemented social protection systems ... More >>

Mongolia Accedes To The Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement As Its Seventh Member

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:01 am | UN ESCAP

Photo: ESCAP/Caio Goncalves After a long journey of more than a decade, Mongolia has formally acceded to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) today. APTA represents the first regional trade agreement of Mongolia with developing countries. Participation ... More >>

United Nations ESCAP And Switzerland To Partner For Disaster Relief In Asia And The Pacific

Friday, 28 August 2020, 7:24 am | UN ESCAP

Photo credit: ESCAP/Suwat Chancharoensuk The Government of Switzerland has pledged USD300,000 in contributions for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and ... More >>

UN Forges Technological Cooperation To Tackle COVID-19 In Asia And The Pacific

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 7:46 am | UN ESCAP

Collaboration at the regional level is a critical force for scaling up effective technologies and increasing innovation capacity in the fight against COVID-19, according to high-level officials and key stakeholders at the third session of the Committee ... More >>

UN Forges Technological Cooperation To Tackle COVID-19 In Asia And The Pacific

Friday, 21 August 2020, 7:11 am | UN ESCAP

Collaboration at the regional level is a critical force for scaling up effective technologies and increasing innovation capacity in the fight against COVID-19, according to high-level officials and key stakeholders at the third session of the Committee ... More >>

A Determined Path To The SDGs In 2030 Despite The COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 5:59 pm | UN ESCAP

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja, Bambang Susantono As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear—a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was ... More >>

Sustainable Tourism And Fisheries Key To Growth In Post-COVID Pacific

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:07 pm | UN ESCAP

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts More >>

Regional Forum Concludes With Call For Multi-stakeholder Partnerships To Build Back Post COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 6:15 am | UN ESCAP

The 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) concluded today with a resounding call for countries to revive international cooperation and multi-stakeholder partnerships in tackling the huge socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Convene On Regional Actions To Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 6:54 am | UN ESCAP

Heads of State, senior government officials and other stakeholders from 62 countries will convene this week to coordinate stronger regional responses in addressing the significant socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hard hit the ... More >>

IRENA And ESCAP Step Up Joint Efforts To Support Asia-Pacific’s Crisis Response

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 6:17 pm | UN ESCAP

The two organisations will seek to bolster provision of low-cost, sustainable energy to prepare health systems for vaccine delivery and rebuild economies Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ... More >>

Increase Spending On Managing COVID-19 Pandemic And Decarbonize To Tackle Climate Emergency

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 5:52 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having far-reaching economic and social consequences for the Asia-Pacific region, with strong cross-border spillover effects through trade, tourism and financial linkages, according to a new ... More >>

Trade in Asia-Pacific declines for the first time since 2009

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:06 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – Asia-Pacific economies may see positive trade growth in 2020 but are still facing downside risks from the adverse impacts of the United States – China trade tensions, two new trade briefs by the United Nations Economic ... More >>

Equality beyond reach for many in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6:01 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok – Over 500 Ministers, senior policymakers, UN officials, civil society, youth and private sector representatives from across Asia and the Pacific region today gathered in Bangkok to chart out priority actions to support accelerated progress ... More >>

Catalysing change for gender equality

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9:14 am | UN ESCAP

Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago. Gender parity has been achieved ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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