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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 >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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