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Asia and the Pacific must boost efforts to register deaths to detect emerging health crises such as COVID-19, says UN report

Asia and the Pacific must boost efforts to register deaths to detect emerging health crises such as COVID-19, says UN report

The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress towards registering deaths and causes of death to achieve universal civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems by 2024, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The report, Get Everyone in the Picture: A snapshot of progress midway through […]

Chief Statisticians bring statistics to the forefront of climate action

Chief Statisticians bring statistics to the forefront of climate action

25 June 2021 The heads of national statistical offices of 59 countries and 24 international organizations are gathering this week in Geneva and around the globe for the 69th plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians, the decision-making body for statistical matters in the UNECE region and beyond. Among the many big issues they […]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, marked annually on 17 June, ESCWA, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) held a virtual event to announce the winners of the video challenge on “Restoring Degraded Land in the Arab Region” that was launched in March for young people […]

Momentum gathers on ground-breaking African driven climate research priorities

Momentum gathers on ground-breaking African driven climate research priorities

Nairobi, 20 June 2021 – In a first of its kind end-of-research workshop, some 21 post-doctoral researchers drawn from 13 African countries namely Benin, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzanian and Zimbabwe, will this coming week present their climate change and development findings. The intensity and frequency of disruptions […]

ECLAC Reaffirmed its Commitment to the Global Alliance for Care Work, an Initiative that Gives Visibility to Latin America and the Caribbean’s Pioneering Efforts in this Area

ECLAC Reaffirmed its Commitment to the Global Alliance for Care Work, an Initiative that Gives Visibility to Latin America and the Caribbean’s Pioneering Efforts in this Area

“ECLAC is part of the Global Alliance for Care Work, which represents a great opportunity to give visibility to Latin American and Caribbean countries’ pioneering efforts to overcome the structural constraints of gender inequality and foster a transformative recovery with equality,” Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Preparations for Accra’s COVID-19 economic recovery and resilience plan kick-off

Preparations for Accra’s COVID-19 economic recovery and resilience plan kick-off

Accra, 18 June 2021 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly hosted a two-day workshop in Accra, with a focus on the preparation of a COVID-19 economic recovery and resilience plan for the city to withstand shocks. Held on 16 and 17 June, the hybrid workshop centered […]

UNECE: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 24/15 June 2021

Research and analysis National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021–2025 (Publication – 15 June) Empowering Women through Reducing Unpaid Work: A Regional Analysis for Europe and Central Asia (Publication – 9 June)  Public Investment in the Care Economy in the UNECE region (Publication – 9 June) UNRSF annual report 2020 (Publication – 7 […]

ESCWA: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 24/15 June 2021

  Research and analysis The Arab Gender Gap Report 2020: Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (Flagship publication) Demographic and Social Statistics in the Arab Region (Report) National Technical Guidelines on E-Accessibility for the Arab Region (Publication) News and press releases The development of digital services in the Arab region (News – 9 June) […]

ESCAP: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 24/15 June 2021

Research and analysis Bolstering East Asian-Latin American value chains through digitally deliverable services (Report – 11 June) Classification and Regression Trees (CART): A User Reference Guide for Identifying those Left Furthest Behind (Policy Brief – 7 June) Strengthening Energy Security and Building Resilience in the Asia–Pacific (Report – 3 June) News and press releases Asia-Pacific […]

ECLAC: Regional analysis and policy responses – RC Update No. 24/15 June 2021

Research and analysis Trazabilidad y contabilidad del plástico mediante el sistema A.P.A. (Publication) Análisis de las políticas públicas e iniciativas privadas que apoyan el uso de las tecnologías digitales en las mipymes agrícolas y agroindustriales en Guatemala (Publication) Análisis de las redes globales de producción de baterías de ion de litio: implicaciones para los países […]