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ESCAP And The Islamic Republic Of Iran Solidify Partnership On Disaster Information

ESCAP And The Islamic Republic Of Iran Solidify Partnership On Disaster Information

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirmed their partnership by signing the administrative and financial agreement for the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM). The agreement was signed today by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-SecretaryGeneral of […]

Rising protectionism, COVID-19 implications on trade and investment to be discussed at regional UN meeting

Rising protectionism, COVID-19 implications on trade and investment to be discussed at regional UN meeting

Senior government officials and key stakeholders will convene from 25 to 29 January to deliberate issues of importance to trade and investment policymaking in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), features several engaging virtual events on trade […]

United Nations ESCAP Partners With SEAF To Launch The Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund

United Nations ESCAP Partners With SEAF To Launch The Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund

In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through gender lens impact investing in Asia. The partnership, which received financial support from the Government of Canada, set out to unlock private growth capital for small […]

United Nations Launches A Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

United Nations Launches A Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery Fund: Promoting and Upscaling Digital Solutions for Enhancing Women Enterprise Growth and […]

Migrants In Asia And The Pacific At Higher Risk Of COVID-19 And Its Socioeconomic Fallout

Migrants In Asia And The Pacific At Higher Risk Of COVID-19 And Its Socioeconomic Fallout

The COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout pose great risks to migrants in the Asia-Pacific, a new United Nations report reveals. They are more likely to be exposed to the virus, lack access to health care and other essential services, be stranded in countries without work or social protection and face rising xenophobia. However, as […]

ESCAP: Research and analysis, News and press releases and Resources — 23 December 2020

Building a better post-COVID-19 world and accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda: Regional analysis and policy responses ESCAP Research and analysis Regional Energy Trends Report 2020: Tracking SDG 7 in the ASEAN Region (Publication – 16 December) Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No.90 “Resilience of Transport Systems and Services” (Publication – […]

Executive Secretary welcomes Thai Delegation to ESCAP 

ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana hosted a working lunch for Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Multilateral Cooperation), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and the delegation from Thailand to ESCAP. Ms Alisjahbana recognised the longstanding co-operation between ESCAP and Thailand to promote sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific and discussed opportunities to continue working […]

Advancing the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

Deputy ESCAP Executive Secretary Mr. Kaveh Zahedi met with Ms. Saowalak Thongkuay, newly elected member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to discuss ways to promote the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to ensure no one is left behind. Mr. Zahedi underscored the importance of agreeing on actions for […]

ASEAN centrality and partnership for peace, stability and development

At the High-level Roundtable on ‘A Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN Community: 2020 Reflection for Bolder Joint Actions,’ ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana highlighted the continued partnership between the two organizations that has paved the the way to formulate a comprehensive recovery effort to deal with the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The 2020 events […]

Migrants in Asia-Pacific at higher risk of the impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout pose great risks to migrants in Asia-Pacific, a new report launched by ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana on International Migrants Day reveals. “Safe, orderly and regular migration can reduce the vulnerability of migrants and societies to the negative impacts of COVID-19 and future pandemics and help […]

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