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World Water Day 2014, 21 Mar 2014, Bangkok

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  The World Water Day 2014 (WWD2014) is celebrated around the world. This year 2014 WWD will be commemorated on, Friday, 21 March 2014 with the theme of Water and Energy. Globally the WWD2014 is being facilitated jointly by UNU (United Nations University) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). In Thailand, the United Nations [...]

ESCAP launches digitized version of intellectual history

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For the first time in the nearly seven decades of its existence, the work of staff at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) from over 60 years has been compiled, digitized and made available online. The “Intellectual History Project” launched today in Bangkok provides digital versions of the “ahead-of-the-curve” regional [...]

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013

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The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, the first Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week in 2009 focused on the impact of the financial crisis [...]

Secretary-General calls for enhanced partnership with Southeast Asian bloc to promote peace, development

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Oct 10, 2013 (Menafn – M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) –Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for enhanced partnership between the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the two bodies work together for peace, human rights and sustainable development across the region. “You have a tremendous opportunity to position the ASEAN region [...]

Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference

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Date: 16 Sep 2013 to 20 Sep 2013 Location: Bangkok, Thailand Event URL: http://www.unescapsdd.org/appc The Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will be convened by ESCAP in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Bangkok, with a view to serve as an intergovernmental platform for the [...]

Asia-Pacific Governments commit to key regional priorities in international migration and development

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Under the theme of “International Migration in Asia-Pacific: Development beyond borders”, more than 100 senior officials and civil society representatives from 23 Asia-Pacific countries, assembled for the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development 2013, held in Bangkok from 29 to 31 May 2013. The Meeting was [...]

ESCAP 69th Commission Session: Annual Report

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  The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held its sixty-ninth session in Bangkok from 25 April to 1 May 2013. The present report covers the period from 24 May 2012 to 1 May 2013 and contains an account of the discussions and conclusions reached by the Commission. Read More

Statement as Delivered by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of ESCAP to the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development

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  Click here to download transcipt in pdf format. Statement as Delivered by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Coordinator of the UN Regional Commissions to the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development   Monday, 25 March 2013 Bali, Indonesia.   Distinguished Members of the High Level Panel, Ladies and [...]

69th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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The 69th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 25 April to 1 May 2013. The Commission session will be comprised of two parts: the senior officials segment, from 25 to 27 April 2013; and the ministerial segment, [...]

Asia-Pacific adopts five year plan of action for the application of space technology for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

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Asia Pacific countries adopted a historic five year Regional Plan of Action for the application of space technology for addressing natural disasters and achieving sustainable development goals in the region. At the adoption of the Plan of Action, Asian and Pacific countries declared that they are united in their resolve to implement the Plan of [...]

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