Wednesday November 14, 2018 18:47

THE UNITED NATIONS Press Releases

CHILDREN ARE THE STAR GUESTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL CHILDRENS DAY CELEBRATION HELD AT INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK General—02 Nov 18

On 17 November, in honour of United Nations Universal Children's Day, InterContinental Bangkok is putting children first and inviting them to enjoy a five-course tasting menu for free at InterContinental Bangkok's Fireplace Grill and Bar, when

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana assumes helm of UNESCAP General—01 Nov 18

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Deeper regional cooperation to tackle transboundary challenges while accelerating implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
Bangkok (ESCAP News) – Dr Armida Alisjahbana, the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), officially took office today in Bangkok.

"The Asia-Pacific region has in recent decades seen remarkable social and economic progress," said Ms. Alisjahbana. "Much of this success has been built on strong foundations – on the richness and diversity of its cultures, and on the energy of the people who have changed the world by transforming their own economies. However, the fruits of this innovation and ingenuity can only be fully realised once we bring meaningful and sustainable change to the lives of ordinary people."

"Going forward," Ms. Alisjahbana continued, "deepening regional cooperation will be critical to tackling a range of transboundary issues. Challenges that threaten to undo much of the hard-won gains require collective solutions."

Ms. Alisjahbana's leadership at the helm of the UN's regional development arm comes at a crucial time as the global organization undergoes its own reforms while stepping up its support to countries to implement the ambitious targets set out by the

29 Thai listed firms granted SET Sustainability Awards 2018 Stcoks—31 Oct 18

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today grants the "SET Sustainability Awards 2018" to 29 listed companies with outstanding achievement in sustainable business practices in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SET

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

Thai exchange recognized with UN SSE Market Transparency Award Stcoks—26 Oct 18

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has been granted the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Market Transparency Award at the SSE Global Dialogue — a part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF) 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN

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

United Nations chooses leading marketplace builder Arcadier to defeat non-communicable diseases IT—16 Oct 18

Arcadier, a Singapore-headquartered online marketplace builder, has been chosen by the United Nations Office for Project Services' (UNOPS) Defeat-NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) Partnership as the partner for their Defeat-NCD Marketplace. The online

The Body Shop And Cruelty Free International Bring A Record-Breaking 8.3 Million Signatures To The Entertainment—05 Oct 18

Today, on World Animal Day, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International brought 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to create a global framework to end animal testing while advancing

UN Green Industry Conference opens in Thailand General—04 Oct 18

The Fifth Green Industry Conference opened in Bangkok today, with a strong focus on the opportunities green growth could yield for businesses and emerging economies. Organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together

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

African Leaders, the World Bank Group, and partners catalyze action to ensure that everyone in Stcoks—26 Sep 18

NEW YORK, September 25th, 2018 - African leaders, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and other development partners met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly for the African Leaders Roundtable on Identification for Development to

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation 1st Arab Organisation Named #Knowledge Partner# General—24 Sep 18

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has honoured the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) as a "Knowledge Partner" on the sidelines of the General Assembly's meeting in New York City. To view the Multimedia News Release,

SPECA at 20: Strengthening the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia to deliver on General—21 Sep 18

Marking the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), high-level participants from the seven landlocked participating countries - Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,

Yili Upgrades Public Welfare Efforts to Facilitate the United Nations General—06 Sep 18

On September 5th, the"Yili Nutrition 2020" strategic upgrade for the public welfare ceremony was successfully held in Liangshan, Sichuan Province, focusing on improving the nutrition of people in poverty-stricken areas, realizing targeted poverty

Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok joins 2018 #Kilo of Kindness global charity drive to help General—03 Sep 18

Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok is helping local people in need as part of the 2018 'Kilo of Kindness' global charity campaign. Launched by Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2015, the highly-successful initiative, which honours the United Nations

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

E-Governance - A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk General—20 Jul 18

A major report launched by the United Nations this week highlights the critical role E-governance plays in building inclusive, resilient societies in anticipation and response to the impact of disasters. The E-Government Survey 2018: Gearing E-government

Major transformations needed to put sustainable development in Asia Pacific back on General—17 Jul 18

New York (ESCAP News) Increased engagement from all sectors of society, along with a whole of government approach will be key to advancing the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region where at the current rate of progress,

UN expert launches mission to South Korea to advance human rights dialogue with the General—28 Jun 18

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert's first official mission to Seoul since

SET and alliances launch Care the Bear project to reduce global warming Stcoks—28 Jun 18

SET, together with 22 alliances, has jointly launched "Care the Bear: Change the Climate Change by Eco Event" project to encourage Thai listed firms to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

Nations Improving Technology Also Improve Sustainability: Health, Education Infrastructure Most IT—27 Jun 18

Nations investing in technology infrastructure make faster, more efficient progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to a report released by Huawei today in London, England. The study assesses correlations between

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) to Host Global Education Forum as Part of the General—26 Jun 18

The World Innovation Summit for Education ( WISE ), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, will be holding a one-day forum, on September 22nd, as part of the Global Goals Week, during the United Nations General Assembly. The event will take place at the

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.