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Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Strengthening social protection, trade, and environmental protection are key to building back better in the Asia-Pacific region, says UN report

Broadening social protection, investing in a sustained recovery, keeping goods and information flowing, and protecting environmental health will be key to emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a flagship report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) today. The theme study for the 77th session of […]

Asia and the Pacific must avoid a K-shaped recovery and invest in resilience against future shocks, says UN report

Asia and the Pacific must avoid a K-shaped recovery and invest in resilience against future shocks, says UN report

The Asia-Pacific region needs large, yet attainable, investments in resilience to protect development gains amid a fragile and inequitable post-COVID-19 economic recovery, says a  report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The  Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies forecasts that, on […]

Virtual Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Virtual Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will launch its flagship report, the “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-COVID-19 resilient economies,” on Tuesday 30 March (9:00 Bangkok time). This year’s Survey will focus on how important change in economic policymaking can make a difference in […]

Sustainable Development Goals can guide Asia and the Pacific to build back better, says UN report

Sustainable Development Goals can guide Asia and the Pacific to build back better, says UN report

The Asia-Pacific region must accelerate progress everywhere and urgently reverse its regressing trends on many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve its ambitions by 2030, says a report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The 2021 edition of the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report shows […]

The Pandemic is Prompting Higher Debt Levels in the Region’s Countries and Jeopardizing a Sustainable Rebuilding with Equality

The Pandemic is Prompting Higher Debt Levels in the Region’s Countries and Jeopardizing a Sustainable Rebuilding with Equality

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified structural gaps in the region’s countries while also increasing their financing needs to confront the emergency, and it has prompted a rise in debt levels that jeopardizes the recovery and countries’ capacity to achieve a sustainable rebuilding with equality, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Carbon capture, use and storage is needed urgently to meet carbon neutrality targets, according to UNECE report

Carbon capture, use and storage is needed urgently to meet carbon neutrality targets, according to UNECE report

A new report from the United Nations warns that time is running out to deliver on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and calls for rapid deployment of carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) to meet carbon neutrality targets. Carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil power generation and industrial processes for […]

ECLAC Will Present New Figures on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Poverty, Inequality and Employment in the Region

ECLAC Will Present New Figures on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Poverty, Inequality and Employment in the Region

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present on Thursday, March 4 its flagship annual report entitled Social Panorama of Latin America 2020, which examines the social impact of the unprecedented crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and provides the most recent figures available on poverty, inequality and employment in the region. […]

Enhancing e-resilience in a post COVID-19 world

Enhancing e-resilience in a post COVID-19 world

Social distancing resulting from COVID-19 has generated higher demand r fast and reliable broadband connectivity to support the growing information flows. A new ESCAP Policy Brief entitled E-Resilience Readiness of ICT Infrastructure, proposes five essential steps and guiding principles to enhance e-resilience while delivering the right information, to the right people, at the right time: understanding […]

ECLAC: Population Notes No. 111

ECLAC released the 111th edition of its Notas de Población publication, edited by the Population Division / Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE). The main purpose of this semi-annual publication, with more than 45 years of experience, is the dissemination of research and studies on demographics and population issues in Latin America and the […]

UNECE countries innovate and adapt censuses to challenges of the pandemic, but many censuses delayed, finds new study

UNECE countries innovate and adapt censuses to challenges of the pandemic, but many censuses delayed, finds new study

27 January 2021 A UNECE study launched today, ‘Keeping Count: conducting the 2020 round of population and housing censuses during the Covid-19 pandemic’ explores the impacts of the pandemic on all aspects of censuses, from data collection to public communication. Drawing on insights from 52 member States gathered in a region-wide survey of national statistical […]

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