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ESCAP Executive Secretary underscores economic integration, cooperation in visit to Kazakhstan

ESCAP Executive Secretary underscores economic integration, cooperation in visit to Kazakhstan

From 15 to 17 May, ESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana traveled to Kazakhstan for bilateral meetings with government representatives and to join the high-level UN delegation at the Astana Economic…

UNECE and over 50 standards bodies set to sign Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards

UNECE and over 50 standards bodies set to sign Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards

  Women are widely under-represented in developing the standards that affect so many areas of our lives, from the infrastructure on which economies depend, to the products we consume every…

Press freedom essential for democracy and development in Africa, says Executive Secretary Vera Songwe

Press freedom essential for democracy and development in Africa, says Executive Secretary Vera Songwe

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 2, 2019 (ECA) – Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Thursday celebrated World Press Freedom Day by emphasizing the important role of…

ESCWA Workshop on International Standards to Address Violence Against Women, Qatar, Jordan

ESCWA Workshop on International Standards to Address Violence Against Women, Qatar, Jordan

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Centre for Women, in collaboration with the Center for Social Protection and Rehabilitation in the State of Qatar (AMAN),…

Head of ECA represents the Regional Commissions in ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum first interactive discussion

Head of ECA represents the Regional Commissions in ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum first interactive discussion

A regional platform approach could provide scalable financing for sustainable development, said Ms. Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa on behalf of the Regional Commissions in the…

ESCAP presentation at the ECOSOC Partnership Forum, 11 April 2019, UNHQ, New York

ESCAP presentation at the ECOSOC Partnership Forum, 11 April 2019, UNHQ, New York

The 2019 ECOSOC Partnership Forum (New York UNHQs, 11 April 2019), co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN0DESA), United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and…

Executive Secretary of ECLAC convenes 33rd session of the Committee of the Whole, 27 February 2019 (Presentations)

Executive Secretary of ECLAC convenes 33rd session of the Committee of the Whole, 27 February 2019 (Presentations)

The 33rd session of the Committee of the Whole was convened on 27 February 2019.  It was chaired by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and…

ESCAP Executive Secretary Appoints Eminent Persons Advisory Group

ESCAP Executive Secretary Appoints Eminent Persons Advisory Group

Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana has appointed an Eminent Persons Advisory Group to identify strategic policy areas and further enhance ESCAP’s focus to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.…