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Extreme Poverty On The Rise

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 8:28 pm | UN ESCAP

Extreme poverty on the rise – UN committee calls for Asia-Pacific countries to ensure economic recovery packages aligned with financing sustainable development With the COVID-19 pandemic having pushed some 89 million people in Asia and the Pacific ... More >>

More Than Just Shipping: New UN Report Highlights How Trade Can Play A Pivotal Role In Addressing Climate Change

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 6:27 am | UN ESCAP

A new United Nations report has underscored an urgent need for economies in the Asia-Pacific region to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including to maintain their trade competitiveness as carbon taxes at borders become more likely. “As ... More >>

Trade Costs On The Rise In Asia And The Pacific, But Cuts In Red Tape Could Help Bend The Trend

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 6:42 am | UN ESCAP

The high cost of trade in Asia and the Pacific continues to rise, but ongoing efforts to facilitate commerce will help keep goods flowing throughout the region, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and ... More >>

Digital Equity For All Ages

Friday, 1 October 2021, 7:59 pm | UN ESCAP

The growing number and share of older persons in Asia and the Pacific represent success stories of declining fertility and increasing longevity; the result of advances in social and economic development. This demographic transition is taking place against More >>

Digital Inequalities Based On Wealth And Geography Are Still Prolific Across Asia And The Pacific, Says New UN Study

Friday, 17 September 2021, 4:42 pm | UN ESCAP

While access to the Internet has enabled many to continue to work, learn and socialize while living with pandemic restrictions, connectivity remains a pipe dream for many people in poor, rural parts of Asia and the Pacific, according to a new study by ... More >>

Urgent Support Required To Prevent Asian And Pacific Least Developed Countries Slipping Backwards

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 6:22 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – As multiple crises swirl around the globe, a United Nations summit will hear this week how the hard-won development gains of the twelve Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Asia and the Pacific are under threat and require immediate ... More >>

Preparing For Complex, Overlapping Crises Key To Building Resilience For Countries In Asia And The Pacific

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 4:28 pm | UN ESCAP

Countries meeting today at the seventh session of the ESCAP Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction were called on to intensify their efforts to prepare for and tackle complex, overlapping crises as the region strives to increase the resilience of its ... More >>

Resilience In A Riskier World

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 5:53 am | UN ESCAP

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its epicentre now in Asia, and all ... More >>

UN Calls On Countries To Shape COVID-19 Recovery As ‘Truly Green And Sustainable Transformation’

Friday, 16 July 2021, 5:55 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today called on countries to ensure that plans to recover from the pandemic support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ... More >>

Progress In Streamlining Trade Procedures Continues Despite COVID-19 Crisis, UN Survey Shows

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 5:43 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – Countries across the globe are continuing to move towards a seamless and efficient trading environment, within and beyond national borders, by simplifying and digitalizing formalities in international trading, helping to ... More >>

Combating COVID-19 And Ensuring No One Is Left Behind

Monday, 12 July 2021, 5:12 am | UN ESCAP

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja, and Bambang Susantono If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalization ... More >>

ESCAP Launches Online Tool To Help Countries Visualize And Analyze Trade Integration

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:22 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today launched the RIVA value chain analyzer , a new online platform to support policymakers, analysts and researchers who want to understand ... More >>

Universal Civil Registration & Vital Statistics Are Critical For Truth, Trust And COVID Recovery In Asia & The Pacific

Monday, 28 June 2021, 6:35 am | UN ESCAP

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja, Omar Abdi With health systems at a breaking point, hospitals at capacity and desperate family members searching for oxygen for loved ones, the devastating second wave of COVID-19 that has swept across ... More >>

ESCAP And Partners Launch Science-based E-learning Course To Tackle Marine Plastic Litter In Cities

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 4:30 pm | UN ESCAP

  Bangkok ( ESCAP news ) – Today, on World Oceans Day, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and partners are launching an e-learning course to help reduce the impact of plastic pollution. As ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Dialogue To Consolidate Regional Action For Equitable And Sustainable Food Systems

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 5:17 am | UN ESCAP

Government representatives from around the region will convene later this week with members of civil society and the private sector at the Asia-Pacific Regional Food Systems Dialogue. As the culmination of a series of national discussions, the conference ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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