Friday October 18, 2019 11:40

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Press Releases

Asia-Pacific governments embrace technological innovations, regional network to boost disaster General—30 Aug 19

Governments across Asia and the Pacific this week endorsed a set of collective recommendations and initiatives, including scaling up regional cooperation to complement national efforts in reducing disaster risk, in recognition of the changing geography

Growing disaster risks exceeding Asia-Pacifics capacity to respond New UN report warns of a new General—22 Aug 19

The relentless sequence of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific the past two years was beyond what the region had previously experienced or was able to predict – and this is a sign of things to come in the new climate reality, according to the

Inaugural Asia?Pacific Innovation Forum calls for inclusive and collaborative approaches to General—13 Jun 19

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in partnership with the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, hosted the inaugural Asia?Pacific Innovation Forum in

Photo Release: AIT Celebrates World Environment Day General—07 Jun 19

World Environment Day Celebrations were organized on 5 June 2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) by the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP). Events included a tree plantation, a talk on "Beat Air Pollution" and a Fun

Asia-Pacific governments adopt regional actions to fulfil promise of leaving no one behind Nine General—31 May 19

Senior government representatives from across Asia and the Pacific on Friday called for greater efforts to advance equality and empowerment for over four billion people across the region. Over 800 delegates attended the 75th Session of the United Nations

More empowerment, inclusion of the disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific Regional UN policy forum General—27 May 19

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok today, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups, if the region is to

Empowering People and Promoting Inclusion and Equality for All Leads to Greater Sustainable Events—01 Apr 19

Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality is critical to realizing sustainable development, said a joint report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development

United Nations ESCAP and the Inclusive Business Action Network partner to strengthen the policy General—19 Mar 19

The Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced a joint initiative today to help governments to enhance the policy environment for inclusive business in

ESCAP-Energy Foundation China sign agreement to boost low carbon and sustainable energy targets in General—14 Jan 19

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Energy Foundation (EF) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their collaboration in promoting sustainable energy for economic development and

United Nations ESCAP Executive Secretary appoints Eminent Persons Advisory General—07 Jan 19

In view of the UN Development System transformation currently underway, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has appointed an Eminent Persons Advisory Group to identify strategic

Trade to slow in 2019, millions of jobs put at risk by trade conflicts, says new regional UN General—12 Dec 18

Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Coinciding with a recent trade truce between the United States and China to usher in dialogue and trade negotiation, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released a new report

Asia-Pacific nations urged to step up investment in social protection General—30 Nov 18

A new report by the United Nations' regional arm, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is calling on countries across Asia and the Pacific to beef up their spending on people, pointing out how greater investment in social

Asia-Pacific countries recommit to building more inclusive, equitable General—29 Nov 18

Bangkok (ESCAP News) -- Senior officials representing governments from across Asia and the Pacific today recommitted their countries to putting people and their rights at the heart of development, noting that gender equality, sexual and reproductive

Asia-Pacific gathers to take stock of ambitious development targets General—26 Nov 18

Senior government officials, United Nations representatives and civil society from across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Bangkok on Monday for the start of the Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and

Regional UN meeting calls for nature-based solutions to tackle growing environmental General—23 Nov 18

Countries in Asia and the Pacific have been urged to transition towards a more circular economy, where materials are reused, re-manufactured or recycled, and take more innovative actions to address some of the most pressing environmental challenges faced

Asia-Pacific countries strengthen regional transport connectivity to drive sustainable General—21 Nov 18

Bangkok (ESCAP news) – Countries in the region today reinforced their commitment to implement the Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, Phase I (2017 – 2020). The Programme was adopted by

Global Forum on Human Settlements calls for urban innovation toward achieving SDG 11 and the New General—31 Oct 18

The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) 2018 concluded today at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok as participants gathered to commemorate World Cities Day. The two-day meeting organized

CFLD#s Dachang Movie Town Wins International Recognition and Selected as Global Model of Properties—31 Oct 18

On October 30, 2018, the 13th annual session of the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), jointly organized by GFHS and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), was held in Bangkok, Thailand. During the

Winners of the UN Day Asia-Pacific Contest 2018: The Sustainable Development Goals, My General—24 Oct 18

To mark United Nations Day 2018 held each year on 24 October, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) invited professional and budding photographers from the region to participate in a photo and animated GIF

Improving the Quality of Patient Care: Finalists revealed for the Asia Pacific HIMSS-Elsevier Heathcare—24 Oct 18

- North Asia and the Pacific Regions lead in Outstanding ICT Achievement and Outstanding ICT Innovation Categories Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and HIMSS Asia Pacific have announced the finalists of

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to improve data and statistics to drive sustainable General—22 Oct 18

Countries in Asia and the Pacific on Friday adopted a declaration that will strengthen national statistical systems to present a more complete picture of the region's development, and support good governance, health and human rights. The declaration,

Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in General—04 Oct 18

The Third Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific will be held on 10 October at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

New initiative to advance womens entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific launched at UN General General—01 Oct 18

A new initiative to advance women's entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York today, by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),

5th United Nations Conference on Green Industry 3 - 5 October 2018 General—28 Sep 18

5th Green Industry Conference, organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of Thailand, takes place from 3 - 5 October

Asia-Pacific countries agree on inclusive technology and innovation policies to achieve Sustainable General—05 Sep 18

Senior government officials from Asia and the Pacific, along with civil society representatives and the private sector have committed to promote more inclusive technology and innovation policies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at a

HIV LGBT HEROES SET TO SHINE AT ASIA-PACIFIC COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS General—04 Sep 18

HIV and LGBT community heroes from across Asia and the Pacific are set to be honoured at a special event in Bangkok in November, with organisers of the HERO Awards currently seeking nominations from community members across the region Standing for HIV,

ESCAP-UN Climate Change partnership to strengthen climate action in General—03 Sep 18

UN Climate Change and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen regional climate action, with a focus on meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Leading agricultural associations call for private sector support in scaling up sustainable General—24 Aug 18

Scaling-up sustainable mechanization technologies in Asia and the Pacific requires active participation from the private sector as well as cooperatives, according to regional and international agricultural experts at the 4th Member Meeting of the

UN regional consultation on South-South Cooperation opens in Bangkok General—27 Jun 18

The Regional Consultation on South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific opened in Bangkok today with a strong call to scale up South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Senior

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