Friday June 22, 2018 12:40

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Press Releases

New UN report calls for Asia-Pacific to step up development reform efforts to meet Sustainable General—11 May 18

Countries in Asia and the Pacific have made inroads towards achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, but progress remains uneven across the region, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social

Political leaders gather at annual UN policy forum in Bangkok to address widening inequalities in General—14 May 18

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 74th session in Bangkok today, with a strong call for strengthening multilateralism and regional integration to tackle rising inequalities in the region. "The

Asia-Pacific countries adopt regional actions to tackle inequalities at annual UN policy General—17 May 18

At the close of a high-level UN policy forum in Bangkok today, political leaders and senior government officials recommitted themselves to tackling rising inequality across Asia and the Pacific region. Over 540 delegates from 44 Member States and

Asia-Pacific leaders convene in Bangkok for annual UN regional forum 11 16 May 2018, UN Conference General—08 May 18

Political leaders and high-level government and UN officials from across the region will convene in Bangkok this week for the 74thsession of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The annual gathering shall

Ministerial energy forum adopts declaration to accelerate transition to sustainable energy in General—09 Apr 18

Ministers and high-level officials from countries in Asia and the Pacific have committed to scale up their share of renewables, increase energy efficiency, and streamline the use of inefficient fossil fuels, to accelerate the transition to sustainable

ESCAP launches its new online platform on social protection for Asia-Pacific General—09 Apr 18

An innovative online platform that supports countries to build inclusive social protection systems through dynamic and interactive functions was launched today in Bangkok by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Building resilience to natural hazards and investing in social protection systems critical to General—28 Mar 18

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a joint report launched today by the United

Implementing digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion Stcoks—23 Mar 18

According to the Digital Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific report launched today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), full implementation of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade

ผู้ว่าการ วว. ประชุม WAITRO Board Meetings ณ กรุงไคโร ประเทศอิยิปต์ General—12 Mar 18

ดร.ลักษมี ปลั่งแสงมาศ ผู้ว่าการสถาบันวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีแห่งประเทศไทย (วว.) กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี ในฐานะ Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the World Association of Industrial and Technological and Research

UN highlights need for action to empower women and girls in Asia-Pacific on International Womens General—08 Mar 18

Governments in Asia and the Pacific must take urgent action to ensure greater empowerment of women and girls to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations underscored at a forum in Bangkok today. In commemoration of

ตลาดหลักทรัพย์ฯ จัดงาน Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018 ลั่นระฆังสร้างความเท่าเทียม หุ้น—06 Mar 18

ตลาดหลักทรัพย์แห่งประเทศไทย ร่วมกับ UN Women Asia and the Pacific และสถานเอกอัครราชทูตสวีเดนประจำประเทศไทย ขอเชิญท่านหรือผู้แทนร่วมงาน "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2018" ลั่นระฆังสร้างความเท่าเทียม ในวันพฤหัสบดีที่ 8 มีนาคม 2561 เวลา 13.30-16.00 น.

Asia-Pacific countries commit to empower rural women and girls at high-level UN General—23 Feb 18

Ministers and senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific on Friday committed to ensuring greater empowerment of rural women and girls to improve their standard of living, food security and livelihoods. The pledge was made at the regional

High-level UN conference on disaster information management and combating sand and dust storms General—31 Jan 18

The High-level Regional Conference on Information Management for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience opened today in Tehran with a strong focus on regional cooperation for combating sand and dust storms in Asia and the Pacific. Sand and dust

Governments gather in Beijing to accelerate commitments towards a disability-inclusive society in General—08 Dec 17

Senior government officials, policymakers, civil society and academia from over 30 countries across Asia-Pacific have gathered in Beijing this week to accelerate commitments towards improving the rights of the 690 million disabled persons across the

Asia-Pacific Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Meeting Opens 6 December 6 to 8 General—04 Dec 17

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will bring together ministers and senior officials from Asia and the Pacific, as well as representatives of central banks and the public sector for the Committee on

Photo Release: H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opened Asia and the Pacific Symposium on General—22 Nov 17

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of "Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition – Accelerating Nutrition" at World Ballroom, Centara Grand

UN meeting in Bonn calls for countries to scale up regional climate action to meet global General—22 Nov 17

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East, met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, to explore opportunities for scaling up climate action to meet the ambitious targets set out in the Paris Agreement. The

Second Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the General—20 Nov 17

The Second Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (RECI), will be co-hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank

Governments to agree new UN migration agenda for Asia and the Pacific General—06 Nov 17

The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, opened in Bangkok this week with a call for governments in the region to take action through economic, social and environmental policies to

United Nations releases new global dataset and report on trade facilitation implementation which General—02 Nov 17

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with all four other United Nations regional commissions for Africa (ECA), Europe (ECE), Latin America and Canberran (ECLAC) and West Asia (ESCWA), today launched

ESCAP-China partnership to strengthen public private partnerships in General—01 Nov 17

China and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the region, with a key focus on improving access to infrastructure services such as

ESCAP and the Republic of Korea urge governments to adopt innovative financing measures to advance General—24 Oct 17

A new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) of the Republic of Korea, is calling for governments to adopt

ผู้ว่าการ วว.ประชุม WAITRO Board Meetings ณ เมืองเดรสเดน ประเทศเยอรมนี General—20 Oct 17

ดร.ลักษมี ปลั่งแสงมาศ ผู้ว่าการสถาบันวิจัยวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยีแห่งประเทศไทย (วว.) กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี ในฐานะ Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the World Association of Industrial and Technological and Research

High-level UN meeting strengthens civil registration and vital statistics systems in Asia Entertainment—18 Oct 17

Policymakers and experts are gathered at a United Nations led meeting in Bangkok this week to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in Asia and the Pacific, and improve the health, education, and human rights protections for

South Asia Loses Growth Lead, Can Regain through Action Stcoks—09 Oct 17

WASHINGTON, October 8, 2017 – After leading global growth for two years, South Asia has fallen to second place, after East Asia and the Pacific. The region's slowdown is due to both temporary shocks and longer-term challenges. Regional economic

21 HIV LGBT HEROES TO BE HONOURED AT ASIA PACIFIC COMMUNITY SERVICE General—06 Oct 17

A diverse and inspirational mix of 21 people and organisations from across Asia and the Pacific have been selected as finalists for the HERO Awards, a gala fundraising event in Bangkok in November which will honour the work of HIV and LGBT community

Better Global Prospects Yield Favorable Outlook for Developing East Asia Stcoks—05 Oct 17

Bangkok, October 4, 2017: Improved global growth prospects and continued strong domestic demand underpin a positive outlook for the developing economies of East Asia and the Pacific, says the latest World Bank report on the region. Stronger growth in