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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ESCAP launches digitized version of intellectual history

ESCAP launches digitized version of intellectual history

For the first time in the nearly seven decades of its existence, the work of staff at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) from over 60 years has been compiled, digitized and made available online. The “Intellectual History Project” launched today in Bangkok provides digital versions of the “ahead-of-the-curve” regional […]

Launch of the Asia-Pacific regional MDGs report 2012/13

Launch of the Asia-Pacific regional MDGs report 2012/13

Launch of the Asia-Pacific regional MDGs report 2012/13 Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for the Post-2015 Development Agenda Organized by ESCAP/ADB/UNDP regional partnership 20 Spetmber 2013 Bangkok, Thailand The tripartite regional partnership on the MDGs consisting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the […]

ESCAP 69th Commission Session: Annual Report

ESCAP 69th Commission Session: Annual Report

  The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held its sixty-ninth session in Bangkok from 25 April to 1 May 2013. The present report covers the period from 24 May 2012 to 1 May 2013 and contains an account of the discussions and conclusions reached by the Commission. Read More

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013

The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is the oldest and most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific. This flagship publication of ESCAP outlines policies to sustain dynamic growth and to make it inclusive such as boosting internal demand, enhancing connectivity to create a seamless […]

Disability at a Glance 2012: Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

Disability at a Glance 2012: Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

The Disability at a Glance series, which started in 2006, serves as a companion for policymakers, statisticians and representatives of organizations of, and for, persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. These publications aim to provide a regional overview of disability policies and practices, as well as relevant country data and information. The fourth […]

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012

Global economic uncertainty coupled with weakening demand and limited progress in reducing trade barriers has led to a fall in export and import growth in the region during 2012. Regional trade issues, performance indicators and up-to-date statistics are outlined in the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012 Click for more information

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