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2018 regional forum on sustainable development set for Dakar

2018 regional forum on sustainable development set for Dakar

Addis Ababa, April 9, 2018 (ECA) – The fourth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, next month under the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The ARFSD, which tracks progress in the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development […]

Signing AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa: ECA’s Vera Songwe

Signing AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa: ECA’s Vera Songwe

Kigali, 21 March 2018 (ECA) – “With the signature of the Kigali Declaration for the Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Africa makes a giant stride forward in continental integration, in the pan-African vision, and in the development of our continent”, said Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the ECA. Speaking during the official signing ceremony today in Kigali, Ms. Songwe noted that […]

22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COPP22 Side Event of UN Regional Commissions “Economics of Climate Change: Regional perspectives”

22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COPP22 Side Event of UN Regional Commissions  “Economics of Climate Change: Regional perspectives”

22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COPP22 Side Event of UN Regional Commissions “Economics of Climate Change: Regional perspectives” 15 November 2016, Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco Global climate change has observable effects on the environment and the society. There are more frequent wildfires, longer periods of […]

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 […]

Side Event Financing for Development Follow-up in the Asia-Pacific region: Agenda for implementation of regional priorities 18 April 2016

Side Event Financing for Development Follow-up in the Asia-Pacific region:  Agenda for implementation of regional priorities 18 April 2016

Asia-Pacific countries reaffirmed the importance of a regional action-oriented follow-up plan for financing the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development Asia-Pacific countries have participated at the special high-level side event which was jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of […]

Luncheon briefing by ESCAP for Permanent Representatives of Member States of the United Nations 1:00pm – 2:45pm Wednesday 13 April

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will deliver a briefing at a luncheon hosted by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations on the outcomes of two key region-wide ESCAP led meetings in preparation for the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development and the High-level Political Forum, the first […]

12th meeting of the operational activities for development segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Remarks by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

12th meeting of the operational activities for development segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)  Remarks by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

On 23 March, 2016, Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC spoke at the 12th meeting of the operational activities for development segment of the Economic and Social Council.  Please find linked below, a copy of her statement. ALICIA BARCENA STATEMENT- 23 March, 2016

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 […]

ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

ESCWA Award for Gender Equality

The first ESCWA Award on Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was presented by Ms. Rima Khalaf, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to three staff members. The award is delivered for the first time and constitutes a milestone for ESCWA, which is […]

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