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Introduction of SG’s report on Regional Cooperation to ECOSOC, 23 July 2019

Introduction of SG’s report on Regional Cooperation to ECOSOC, 23 July 2019

A new market of 1.2 billion people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion as a result of the African Continental Free Trade Area; an estimated loss of $614 billion as…

Regional VNR Lab “From presentation to implementation: Regional support to the follow-up on the VNR process” THURSDAY, 11 JULY 8:00 – 9:00 am

Regional VNR Lab  “From presentation to implementation: Regional support to the follow-up on the VNR process”  THURSDAY, 11 JULY 8:00 – 9:00 am

During the Lab, representatives of VNR participating countries, regional organizations, UN system and stakeholders exchanged experiences and identified good practices emerging from the regions to support the follow-up on the VNRs, address…

ESCWA Committee on Energy convenes, highlights regional challenges

ESCWA Committee on Energy convenes, highlights regional challenges

Beirut, 24 June 2019 (ESCWA)– The 12th session of the Committee on Energy of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) kicked off this morning at…

Executive Secretary promotes economic cooperation and sustainable energy in the Russian Federation, 7-8 June

Executive Secretary promotes economic cooperation and sustainable energy in the Russian Federation, 7-8 June

On 7 and 8 June, Executive Secretary of ESCAP Armida Alisjahbana traveled to the Russian Federation for bilateral meetings and to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. At…

75th ESCAP Commission Session concludes with a call for greater empowerment, inclusion of the disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

75th ESCAP Commission Session concludes with a call for greater empowerment, inclusion of the disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

Over 800 delegates attended the 75th Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) held from 27 to 31 May in Bangkok, which…

ECA seeks reliable energy solutions for Angola

ECA seeks reliable energy solutions for Angola

Luanda/Yaounde, 20 May 2019 (ECA) – Reliable and cleaner supply of energy are critical for Angola’s drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development, said the Executive Secretary of the UN…

ECLAC Reaffirms Importance of the Regional Dimension in Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

ECLAC Reaffirms Importance of the Regional Dimension in Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

he Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, reaffirmed the importance of the regional dimension in the United Nations System and –…

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…

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