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Global SDG7 Conference on Energy opens in Bangkok on 21 February

Global SDG7 Conference on Energy opens in Bangkok on 21 February

The Global SDG7 Conference on Energy will be held from 21 to 23 February in Bangkok, with stakeholders set to discuss progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on Energy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set out 17 Goals and 169 targets, which jointly constitute a comprehensive plan of action to eradicate […]

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: Year-end Update

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017: Year-end Update

The essence of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is recognition that the welfare of a country encompasses much more than just expansion of economic output. The 2030 Agenda is aimed at promoting a broader concept of well-being through emphasis on social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability. However, while assessing economic conditions and growth prospects is […]

Regional Commissions highlight importance of policy integration at national level and regional connectivity to eradicate poverty in a presentation to ECOSOC Integration Segment

Regional Commissions highlight importance of policy integration at national level and regional connectivity to eradicate poverty in a presentation to ECOSOC Integration Segment

Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, ESCAP Executive Secretary, emphasized the importance of integration of poverty reduction measures into national planning and budgetary processes, promoting cross-sectoral coordination between line ministries, alleviating impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on most vulnerable groups, raising economic productivity and generating decent jobs through cross-border economic cooperation and regional connectivity. This was […]

72nd Commission Session of ESCAP

72nd Commission Session of ESCAP

Heads of government and other high-level officials from around Asia and the Pacific convened in Bangkok over five days for the annual session of the United Nations regional commission, where they debated regional cooperation and integration, and reviewed key challenges to achieving inclusive and sustainable economic and social development. The 72nd session of the United […]

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – Policy Statement

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – Policy Statement

Delivered at the opening of the Ministerial Segment of the 71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. Your Excellency, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand Your Excellency, Mr. Anote Tong, President of Kiribati Your Excellency, Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru […]

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Balancing the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development: From Integration to Implementation The seventy-first session of the commission will be held from 25 to 29 May 2015 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The session will comprise two segments: the senior […]

11th session of the Asia-Pacific Business Forum

11th session of the Asia-Pacific Business Forum

The Asia-Pacific Business Forum ( APBF) 2014 will be held from 25-27th Nov. 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year’s APBF focused on “Enhancing regional business sustainability and investment” with the aim to give businesses and other stakeholders from South Asia a stronger voice. Click here to visit the website