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Asia-Pacific Policymakers Call For ‘whole-of-society’ Response To Build Back Better From Crises In The Region

Friday, 30 April 2021, 6:01 am | UN ESCAP

Photo credit: ESCAP photo/Suwat Chancharoensuk Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – Policymakers from 50 Asian and Pacific countries today called for a “whole-of-society” response to COVID-19 and encouraged coordinated action across the region to mitigate the economic ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Leaders Call For Greater Regional Cooperation To Build Back Together From COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 6:01 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 77th session today in Bangkok with a strong call for strengthening multilateralism, international development coordination, and ... More >>

Strengthening Social Protection, Trade, & Environmental Protection Key To Building Back Better In Asia-Pacific Region

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 5:14 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – Broadening social protection, investing in a sustained recovery, keeping goods and information flowing, and protecting environmental health will be key to emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a flagship ... More >>

UN Forum Opens With A Call For Greater Regional Cooperation In Asia And The Pacific

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 7:16 am | UN ESCAP

UN forum opens with a call for greater regional cooperation to ensure sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) hosted by the ... More >>

First Regional Review Of The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly And Regular Migration Concludes In Asia And The Pacific

Saturday, 13 March 2021, 6:39 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP News ) – The first regional review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific concluded today with a call for greater collaboration among countries in the region to implement this global ... More >>

Achieving An Equal Future For Women In Asia And The Pacific In The Post-COVID-19 Era

Monday, 8 March 2021, 5:50 pm | UN ESCAP

A dialogue among women leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 highlighted the need for Governments to continue their efforts to promote and ensure equal participation and representation of women in decision-making ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Review Of Implementation Of The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly And Regular Migration

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:16 am | UN ESCAP

Next week, from 10 to 12 March, the Asia-Pacific region will review the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted by UN Member States in 2018 – a framework and a call for action for international and regional coordination and cooperation ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Regional Commemoration Of International Women’s Day 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 6:32 am | UN ESCAP

This International Women’s Day on 8 March, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Women are celebrating the tremendous efforts by women and girls around Asia-Pacific region in spearheading post-COVID-19 ... More >>

Sustainable Energy Key To Building Back Better From COVID-19 In Asia-Pacific Says UN Regional Meeting

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 5:49 pm | UN ESCAP

The Asia-Pacific region’s move towards a sustainable, low-carbon energy future is now more critical than ever as it builds back better together from the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level delegates stressed today at the opening of the Third Session ... More >>

UN Regional Meeting To Focus On Energy Transition In Asia-Pacific During COVID-19

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:28 am | UN ESCAP

Third Session of the Committee on Energy 24 – 26 February 2021 (online) Senior government officials and stakeholders from 53 countries will convene next week to discuss energy transition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on policy ... More >>

Trade And Investment ‘Indispensable’ To Post-COVID Recovery In Asia And The Pacific, UN Meeting Says

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 7:21 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – International trade and investment, and resilient supply chains are indispensable for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level delegates stressed this week at the Seventh Session of the Committee on Trade and Investment ... More >>

Meet TINA3.0 – The United Nations’ New Advisor For Trade Negotiators In Asia And The Pacific

Friday, 22 January 2021, 6:31 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today launched the latest update of its Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Adviser (TINA), an online tool designed to assist trade policymakers ... More >>

United Nations Launches A Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

Monday, 11 January 2021, 3:52 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government ... More >>

Sharp Declines In Trade And FDI But Asia-Pacific Performs Better Than Rest Of The World In 2020

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 9:49 am | UN ESCAP

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with increasing trade tensions and an already slowing global economy, have paved the way for the world’s worst economic performance since the Great Depression. According to the new Asia-Pacific Trade and ... More >>

Green Recovery Policies Once In Lifetime Opportunity To Raise Climate Ambitions In Asia-Pacific

Friday, 11 December 2020, 6:10 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – While much of the attention this year has been focused on protecting populations as well as the socio-economic impacts and recovery needed, high-level officials from across the Asia-Pacific this week called upon countries ... More >>

Celebrating Vanuatu’s Path To Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 1:49 pm | UN ESCAP

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana   The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region’s great success stories. Vanuatu has joined the ranks of Samoa and the Maldives as one of only six countries to graduate from being ... More >>

Business Leaders Express Support For Multilateralism, Global Value Chains To Build Back Better Post COVID-19

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 7:21 am | UN ESCAP

Eminent business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region have expressed strong support for multilateralism and regional cooperation as well as increased public-private partnerships to build back better and more sustainably. They also underscored that ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Cities At Forefront Of Accelerating Sustainable Development Action, Building Back Better

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 7:15 am | UN ESCAP

As countries strive to build back better post COVID-19, sustainable urbanization can make cities change agents on solving the persistent problems of climate crisis, unsustainable resource use, widespread inequality, discrimination and injustice in ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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