Thursday June 21, 2018 16:54

THE UNITED NATIONS 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

Society for Threatened Peoples: Criticism of the Growing Influence of Authoritarian General—01 Jun 18

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has warned against restricting the freedom of independent non-governmental organizations at the United Nations (UN). "The influence of authoritarian states in the world organization continues to grow.

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

Moevenpick Hotels Resorts brings parents and children together in honour of International Day of General—08 May 18

Swiss hospitality firm supports United Nations initiative with family-focused experiences at selected properties worldwide Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is marking the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15 with a programme of

Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018: Regional governors and thought leaders gathered to advance Stcoks—12 Apr 18

First held in Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) 2018 which ran from 10 to 11 April, 2018 at Cyberport, was successfully concluded today. Jointly organised by Cyberport and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the

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

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

Thailand: First official visit by UN expert group on business and human General—22 Mar 18

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights will undertake its first official visit to Thailand from 26 March to 4 April to examine efforts to prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse human rights impacts of business operations. "Thailand

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

UNODC Executive Director and Goodwill Ambassador Open High Level Conference on Sustainable General—06 Mar 18

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Government of Thailand and Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) have today hosted a High Level Conference on Sustainable Development, Crime Prevention and Safe Societies at the United Nations

UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia from 5-14 March General—02 Mar 18

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will visit the country from 5 to 14 March 2018, at the invitation of the Royal Government. During her 10-day visit, the expert plans to meet senior officials, representatives

As Conflicts Surge Around the World, New Approaches to Prevention Can Save Lives and Money - Up to Stcoks—02 Mar 18

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 —Preventing violent conflict saves lives and money—up to US$70 billion per year on average, according to a study published today by the World Bank and the United Nations. The new study, Pathways for Peace: Inclusive

Castaway Island, Fiji Lifts Conservation Awareness with Appointment of Environment Lifestyle—20 Feb 18

New role announced as part of Outrigger Resorts' ongoing commitment to global conservation through its OZONE (Outrigger's ZONE) program As the United Nations designates 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef,Castaway Island, Fiji has appointed

Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and Harvard Law School cordially invite you to General—10 Jan 18

The Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) understands the importance of the rule of law, which is acknowledged by the United Nations as a cornerstone of its sustainable development agenda. The rule of law facilitates peaceful and productive engagement

AirAsia Joins Hands with UNDP to Unveil 4 Sustainable Development Initiatives Supporting Community, Lifestyle—25 Dec 17

AirAsia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) declaring cooperation for sustainable development and launching 4 pilot initiatives in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The First Atmospheric Water Generation Company to become Partner of the UN Science-Policy-Business General—14 Dec 17

To realize the great vision of "Earth with No Pollution", the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) held the 3rd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya on 4th to 6th December. As the world's highest level decision making body on the

UNHCR opens the 7th Refugee Film Festival with Award Winning Film Human General—12 Dec 17

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presents the 7th Refugee Film Festival in Bangkok. The Festival features award-winning, internationally renowned films which give a voice to the seldom-heard stories of refugees who have been

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

Nord Anglia Education Students Take Over the United Nations for World Children#s General—20 Nov 17

Nord Anglia Education students around the world have come together to raise awareness of children's rights and the Sustainable Development Goals by addressing some of the most pressing questions facing the planet. World Children's Day promotes 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

UN GLOBAL PULSE AND WESTERN DIGITAL HOST DATA FOR CLIMATE EVENT AT THE 8TH SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION General—17 Nov 17

Uniting Business Leaders, Data Experts, and Climate Experts to Share Cutting-Edge Ideas, Inspire Collective Action, and Explore Concrete Ways to Scale Data Innovation for Climate Action Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closes with a call for integrated liberalization policies to General—06 Nov 17

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closes with a call for integrated liberalization policies to achieve sustainable development in the region Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closed at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia

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

Asia-Pacific trade growing but uncertainties expected for 2018, says General—30 Oct 17

ESCAP's flagship report focuses on channelling trade and investment into sustainable development The trade outlook for the Asia-Pacific region is positive for this year but some uncertainties are forecast for 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social

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