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United Nations releases new global dataset and report on trade facilitation implementation which calls for accelerating implementation of paperless trade

United Nations releases new global dataset and report on trade facilitation implementation which calls for accelerating implementation of paperless trade

Bangkok (ESCAP News) — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with all four other United Nations regional commissions for Africa (ECA), Europe (ECE), Latin America and Canberran (ECLAC) and West Asia (ESCWA), today launched the second global report on trade facilitation and paperless trade implementation.   The […]

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, the first Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week in 2009 focused on the impact of the financial crisis […]

Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015 event brings together one thousand representatives of civil society, governments, and the UN

Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015 event brings together one thousand representatives of civil society, governments, and the UN

Over 1,000 representatives from civil society, governments and the United Nations gathered on 22 September at UN Headquarters in New York for an open dialogue on critical regional issues and policy recommendations looking forward to the next global development agenda. “Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” organized by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service […]

Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference

Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference

Date: 16 Sep 2013 to 20 Sep 2013 Location: Bangkok, Thailand Event URL: http://www.unescapsdd.org/appc The Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will be convened by ESCAP in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Bangkok, with a view to serve as an intergovernmental platform for the […]

Addis Ababa to host Population and Development Conference

Addis Ababa to host Population and Development Conference

Addis Ababa (ECA) –  The Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 will be held from 30 September – 4 October 2013 at the United Nations Conference Centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the conference will be “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The future we want for Africa.” This conference seeks to emphasize […]

UNECE Ministerial meeting “Making the Euro-Asian Transport Network Operational”

UNECE Ministerial meeting “Making the Euro-Asian Transport Network Operational”

Published: 27 February 2013 On the occasion of the 75th Jubilee session of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), a high-level Ministerial meeting was held on 26 February 2013. More than fifty Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other high-level officials from across Europe and Asia gathered in Geneva […]

The Joint Approach to Trade Facilitation (TF) of the UN Regional Commissions (UNRCs)

The Joint UNRC Approach to Trade Facilitation (TF) was agreed in Beirut in January 2010 by the Executive Secretaries of the five Regional Commissions and was subsequently endorsed by all five Regional Commissions. The Approach was designed to enable the UNRCs to present a joint (global) view on key Trade Facilitation issues – particularly from […]

UNECE Report on achieving the Millenium Development Goals in Europe and Central Asia

UNECE Report on achieving the Millenium Development Goals in Europe and Central Asia

While the international community has already started discussing the development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015, it is all the more important to accelerate efforts at all levels for achieving the MDGs by the target date. This report documents the degree to which the eight goals based upon eighteen […]

Regional Commissions and Millennium Development Goals

Powerpoint Presentations ECA ESCAP ESCWA ECLAC ECE Roundtable Presentations ECA ESCAP ESCWA Downloads: Flyer Concept Note Tentative Programme List of Confirmed Speakers ECA Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals, 2010 ECA and African Union, Economic Report on Africa 2010, “Promoting high-level sustainable growth to reduce unemployment in Africa.” Assessing Progress in Africa […]