THE UNITED NATIONS Press Releases E-Governance - A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk management 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 th-TH Sun, 22 Jul 2018 17:47:44 +0700 Major transformations needed to put sustainable development in Asia Pacific back on track 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, Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:51:19 +0700 UN expert launches mission to South Korea to advance human rights dialogue with the North The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People#s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Toms Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert#s first official mission to Seoul since Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:35:01 +0700 SET and alliances launch Care the Bear project to reduce global warming 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 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 8:55:43 +0700 Nations Improving Technology Also Improve Sustainability: Health, Education Infrastructure Most Impacted 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 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:58:00 +0700 The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) to Host Global Education Forum as Part of the United Nations# Global Goals Week, in NYC 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 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 8:09:26 +0700 New UN report calls for Asia-Pacific to step up development reform efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 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 Fri, 11 May 2018 15:09:59 +0700 Political leaders gather at annual UN policy forum in Bangkok to address widening inequalities in Asia-Pacific 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 Mon, 14 May 2018 16:52:39 +0700 Society for Threatened Peoples: Criticism of the Growing Influence of Authoritarian State/Consultative Status of Human Rights Group Under Fire at the United Nations 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. Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:06:31 +0700 Thu, 01 Jan 1970 7:00:00 +0700 Asia-Pacific leaders convene in Bangkok for annual UN regional forum 11 16 May 2018, UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand 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 Tue, 08 May 2018 18:52:06 +0700 Moevenpick Hotels Resorts brings parents and children together in honour of International Day of Families 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 Tue, 08 May 2018 15:27:41 +0700 Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2018: Regional governors and thought leaders gathered to advance digital transformation 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 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 8:04:47 +0700 ESCAP launches its new online platform on social protection for Asia-Pacific countries 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 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:19:33 +0700 Implementing digital trade facilitation could cut trade costs in Asia-Pacific by $673 billion annually, says UN report 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 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:53:50 +0700 Thailand: First official visit by UN expert group on business and human rights 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 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:34:37 +0700 UN highlights need for action to empower women and girls in Asia-Pacific on International Womens Day 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 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:22:37 +0700 UNODC Executive Director and Goodwill Ambassador Open High Level Conference on Sustainable Development for Southeast Asian Justice and Public Security Officials 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 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:53 +0700 UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia from 5-14 March 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 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:18:50 +0700 As Conflicts Surge Around the World, New Approaches to Prevention Can Save Lives and Money - Up to US$70 Billion Per Year WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 Preventing violent conflict saves lives and moneyup 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 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 8:47:41 +0700 Castaway Island, Fiji Lifts Conservation Awareness with Appointment of Environment Officer 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 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:04:13 +0700 Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and Harvard Law School cordially invite you to attend 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 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:06:28 +0700 AirAsia Joins Hands with UNDP to Unveil 4 Sustainable Development Initiatives Supporting Community, Economic, Social and Environmental Development 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 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:53:49 +0700 The First Atmospheric Water Generation Company to become Partner of the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment 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 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 8:10:11 +0700 UNHCR opens the 7th Refugee Film Festival with Award Winning Film Human Flow 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 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:56:11 +0700 Asia-Pacific Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Meeting Opens 6 December 6 to 8 December 2017, Bangkok, Thailand 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 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:30:29 +0700 Nord Anglia Education Students Take Over the United Nations for World Children#s Day 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 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:42:06 +0700 Second Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific 21 - 24 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand 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 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 9:58:22 +0700