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Alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific

Friday, 19 August 2016, 4:27 pm | UN ESCAP

New UN ESCAP report highlights alarming disparity in broadband access among Asia-Pacific countries and broadband concentration in East-Asia More >>

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:35 pm | UN ESCAP

UN warns current El Niño event is strongest since 1998 and will continue into early 2016 More >>

UN calls for rethink of economic growth strategies

Friday, 4 December 2015, 9:21 am | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Senior representatives from over 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended a three day United Nations economic committee here today, calling for a rethink of economic growth strategies and policies in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ... More >>

Connecting a sustainable future

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:17 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok ( ESCAP News )  -- Carbondioxide emissions from transport in Asia and the Pacific have more than quadrupled in the past 45 years. At the same time, transport-related oil consumption has surpassed figures recorded in other regions in the world. In ... More >>

Driving the data revolution

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:37 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok  (ESCAP  News) -- Between 2001 and 2011, over 450 million people in the Asia-Pacific region were brought out of poverty, but 772 million people still  live  on  less  than  $1.25 a day. The number of women in the region dying  because  ... More >>

“Asia-Pacific can lead the world to end the AIDS epidemic”

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 6:25 pm | UN ESCAP

This century opened with the AIDS epidemic at its peak. Now, 15 years later, new HIV infections are down significantly worldwide, while access to treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths by more than a third. These achievements are no ... More >>

India & ESCAP join forces to strengthen early warning system

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:29 am | UN ESCAP

Government of India and ESCAP join forces to strengthen early warning systems for natural disasters More >>

Walking the Last Mile Together on Tsunami Early Warning

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:27 am | UN ESCAP

On 26 December 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. A 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a massive tsunami that directly affected fourteen countries in Asia and ... More >>

Empowering Women: Smart Approach to Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:45 pm | UN ESCAP

Change is in the air: today women have better access to education, health services and jobs, as well as a greater voice in parliaments. Progress, however, in women’s empowerment has been slow and uneven. More >>

New Momentum on Climate Must Generate Action

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:53 pm | UN ESCAP

The landmark Climate Summit convened by the United Nations Secretary-General last week in New York was unprecedented in terms of the participation of leaders, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders. The level and scale of enthusiasm ... More >>

ESCAP and GIZ partner to boost early warning

Friday, 7 February 2014, 4:15 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Early warning systems for natural disasters in the Indian Ocean and southeast Asian countries were today strengthened by a 500,000 Euro contribution from the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through the ... More >>

Shamshad Akhtar takes charge of UNESCAP

Monday, 3 February 2014, 5:14 pm | UN ESCAP

Key focus on promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, with emphasis on poverty eradication at its core in Asia-Pacific More >>

UN invests in Myanmar’s IT engineers and young entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 7:30 pm | UN ESCAP

28 January 2014 Press Release: G/04/2014 Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – A new presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and investment opportunities in Myanmar’s IT sector was today announced ... More >>

Asia-Pacific countries make historic call

Monday, 23 December 2013, 5:53 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Asia-Pacific countries unanimously adopted a landmark declaration at a United Nations forum of ministers, outlining the road map towards a regional economic community. More >>

Dr. José Ramos-Horta: Asia must face up to the 21st century

Monday, 23 December 2013, 4:46 pm | UN ESCAP

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Former President of Timor-Leste delivers Distinguished Persons Lecture as part of key regional meeting. More >>

UN develops early warning tool for drought prone regions

Saturday, 30 November 2013, 10:52 am | UN ESCAP

UN develops innovative early warning tool for drought prone Asia-Pacific regions • • Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – Senior officials from governments across the Asia-Pacific region today agreed on a set of ... More >>

Govts must include disaster reduction in development plans

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 1:27 pm | UN ESCAP

Building a more resilient Asia-Pacific is the key focus of a three-day meeting that began today at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together senior government officials ... More >>

Shaping the Future of Sustainable Energy

Saturday, 5 October 2013, 12:35 pm | UN ESCAP

Opinion-Editorial Piece Submitted for Publication by Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General ... More >>

Royal or Not, Birth Registration is a Fundamental Right

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 3:50 pm | UN ESCAP

The newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made global news again this month, with the public release of his birth certificate. Even with his noble lineage, Prince George’s birth was required to be officially registered in the same way ... More >>

Safe drinking water - an unfinished agenda

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:41 pm | UN ESCAP

Without water there is no life. Clean drinking water and sanitation are basic human rights – essential to life and to all other rights. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a silent crisis that destroys livelihoods and claims more lives ... More >>



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