Tuesday February 19, 2019 08:15

UNITED NATIONS Press Releases

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

Photo Release: INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK WELCOMES FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED General—14 Dec 18

Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, was given a warm welcome by Thane J. Kuhlman, General Manager of InterContinental Bangkok, during his visit as guest speaker at the conference to officially launch Global Compact Network

Ban Ki-moon attends launch of Global Compact Network Thailand, setting off private-sector Events—14 Dec 18

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recently visited Thailand to celebrate the official launch of Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT) along with more than 500 business representatives from all manner of private industries. The

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 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

Asia#s Largest Dairy Producer Yili Announces World#s First Annual Report on Biodiversity General—23 Nov 18

The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity is being held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt during November 14-29, 2018. Representatives from over 190 contracting states of the Convention on Biodiversity are participating

AIT Joins Hands with UNESCO to Beat Plastic Pollution on World Science General—21 Nov 18

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has joined hands with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to commemorate World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018. Special talks on Beating Plastic Pollution and a

Krabi awarded Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot at Global Forum on Human Settlements General—15 Nov 18

Krabi was awarded the "Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot" at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and

CHILDREN ARE THE STAR GUESTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSAL CHILDRENS DAY CELEBRATION HELD AT 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

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

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

UN ประกาศตลาดหลักทรัพย์ไทย คว้ารางวัล Market Transparency Award หนึ่งเดียวในกลุ่มตลาดเกิดใหม่และเอเช Stcoks—26 Oct 18

องค์การสหประชาชาติประกาศให้ตลาดหลักทรัพย์ฯ คว้ารางวัล "United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Market Transparency Award" ณ ที่ประชุม SSE Global Dialogue ในงาน World Investment Forum (WIF) 2018 กรุงเจนีวา ประเทศสวิตเซอร์แลนด์

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

UN Experts on Myanmar conclude visit to Bangladesh weeks ahead of the release of its final General—20 Jul 18

United Nations human rights experts have concluded a five-day visit to Bangladesh, where they met newly arrived Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar, in the final weeks before the publication of their comprehensive written report. This visit of