United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Type: Organization
Name: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (ESCAP)
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

The 35th Session of the UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking

The UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group (TWG) on International Migration including Human Trafficking, co-chaired by UN ESCAP and IOM, will meet to share and discuss the latest updates on the publication of an Asia-Pacific ... [Published International Organization for Migration - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Less than 1% of the population pays taxes

Despite recent improvements, the number of taxpayers continue to be a major concern for the government, with less than 1% of the population properly paying tax in Bangladesh.It should not be any consolation for Bangladesh that 3% of Indians, less than ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

IREP : Public-private partnership taps Sunlabob for Lao village electrification

The partnership with ESCAP and the Government's Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion (IREP) will enable the electrification of 74 households in Ban Nam Ngim , a village in Xayabouly Province , in the northwest of Lao PDR.The micro-grid, likely to be ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Workshop on “Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Infrastructure Development in Lao PDR”

Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic RepublicWalter Heiser will be a speaker at the PPPs for Infrastructure Development in the Lao PDR conference on 16 September in Vientiane. The workshop of the United Nations economic and social commission for Asia and ... [Published DFDL - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Trade economics conference marks 10th anniversary of Asian research network

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) is hosting a high-level conference to mark 10 years of contributions to research on trade in the region.   The Asia-Pacific Trade Economists' Conference will provide an opportunity f or ... [Published International Development Research Centre - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Statistical evidence key to guiding economic policy in Asia-Pacific

News Date: 4th September 2014From setting levels of taxation and government budgets to ensuring efficient use of resources to benefit those who need it most, reliable and accurate economic data is critical.'Stronger statistical evidence equals better ... [Published Business Ghana - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

UNsupports sustainable energy in Pacific through high quality data repository

News Date: 4th September 2014The Pacific Regional Data Repository (PRDR) was thecentral topic of a side event hosted by the government of Tonga at the 3rd InternationalConference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa this week.Prime ... [Published Business Ghana - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Regional Dialogue on Wastewater Management in Asia

Currently ESCAP is implementing a program aimed at promoting development of eco-efficient water infrastructure since 2008 with financial support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), covering several developing countries, in which wastewater ... [Published Asian Development Bank - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Background on the Asian Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital

In November, a high-level meeting of senior government ministers is taking place here in Bangkok. Hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), ministers from across Asia will convene in Bangkok to make ... [Published Newswit.com - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Your letters: A critical priority for ASEAN

I refer to the article “Bracing for the ASEAN Community,” (The Jakarta Post, Aug. 27).I share the opinion of CPF Luhulima concerning the necessity of an effective and efficient kind of interconnectivity for ASEAN. This necessity is not limited to the ... [Published Jakarta Post - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

'Domestic consumption keyto reviving growth engine'

By Yoon Ja-youngSouth Korea and other Asia-Pacific countries need to revitalize their domestic economies to reinvigorate the nations' economic growth, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in a report ... [Published Korea Times - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Regional solutions to global challenges

Since the financial crisis in 2008, we have been witnessing marked changes to the global economic landscape. One such change, within Asia and the Pacific, is the recognition of the need to find new growth engines beyond the strategy of exporting to developed ... [Published Korea Herald - Aug 27 2014]

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"Forming effective partnerships, such as public-private partnerships, which contribute to sustainable development is a key means to achieving the upcoming Millennium Development Goals and future Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, community mobilization - putting the villagers at the center of the operational model - is pivotal to sustainable, long-term development in remote areas like Ban Nam Ngim " said Mr. Thongkhanh Phimvilay, Director General, IREP
..."the Seminar will also touch upon secured transactions law reform which is essential for businesses to access credit for their operations ". He further stated: "UNCITRAL has formulated a number of texts on secured transactions, which have influenced legislative reforms in many countries, Sri Lanka’s Secured Transactions Act No. 49 of 2009 being a good example.""
"This strategy recognises the need for mainstreaming effectively sustainable development across all sectors and seeking support from our inter-governmental platform to help with finance, technology and other means of implementation for the effective execution of SAMOA Pathways."
"ESCAP supports the implementation of internationally accepted standards across the region not only technically, but also by enhancing dialogue with decision makers, as we saw in Vladivostok today" said Dr. Akhtar

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Bay Initiative needs a shot in the arm for effe... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 9 hours ago]
The 35th Session of the UN Asia-Pacific Regiona... [Published International Organization for Migration - 18 hours ago]
Study: Less than 1% of the population pays taxes [Published Dhaka Tribune - Sep 16 2014]
IREP : Public-private partnership taps Sunlabob... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 16 2014]
Workshop on “Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)... [Published DFDL - Sep 16 2014]
Sri Lanka, venue for the 2014 UNCITRAL South As... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 13 2014]
Trade economics conference marks 10th anniversa... [Published International Development Research Centre - Sep 12 2014]
Country Statement by Deputy Permanent Secretary... [Published Noodls - Sep 10 2014]
High Level Forum on Asia Cooperation Dialogue (... [Published Noodls - Sep 10 2014]
Developing Countries Losing Billions To Corpora... [Published Bernama - Sep 10 2014]
FSM, Marshall Islands and Palau sign historic M... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 10 2014]
UN Regional Commissions Boost Sustainable Devel... [Published CEPAL - Sep 05 2014]
Sánchez: Cringing in the rain [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 05 2014]
World: Reaffirming commitment to small island d... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Statistical evidence key to guiding economic po... [Published Business Ghana - Sep 04 2014]
UNsupports sustainable energy in Pacific throug... [Published Business Ghana - Sep 04 2014]
Regional Dialogue on Wastewater Management in Asia [Published Asian Development Bank - Sep 04 2014]
Subregional Millennium Development Goals (MDG) ... [Published Asian Development Bank - Sep 04 2014]
Sub-regional Workshop on Millennium Development... [Published Asian Development Bank - Sep 04 2014]
Sub-regional Workshop on Millennium Development... [Published Asian Development Bank - Sep 04 2014]
Ashgabat hosts int'l transport and transit conf... [Published Azer News - Sep 04 2014]
Background on the Asian Ministerial Conference ... [Published Newswit.com - Sep 03 2014]
Background on the Asian Ministerial Conference ... [Published Thailand News and Press Releases - Sep 03 2014]
IISD RS @ Third International Conference on SID... [Published IISD - Sep 02 2014]
Huge Anticipation Around the National Conferenc... [Published I-Newswire - Sep 02 2014]
Your letters: A critical priority for ASEAN [Published Jakarta Post - Sep 01 2014]
UNICEF staff on UN data experts group [Published UNICEF - Aug 29 2014]
Getting everyone in the picture for reliable vi... [Published Newswit.com - Aug 29 2014]
'Domestic consumption keyto reviving growth eng... [Published Korea Times - Aug 29 2014]
India calls for universal civil registration in... [Published Spy Ghana - Aug 29 2014]
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World: Reaffirming commitment to small island d... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: UN General AssemblyCountry: World DEV/3112 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 7th & 8th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM) ‘ Samoa Pathway’ Document Calls for Building Resilience, Increased Partnerships Renewing commitment ...
World: Civil society engagement key to achievin... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 28 2014]
Source: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificCountry: World Members of national and international civil society groups put forth their collective voice in Bangkok today to support universal registration of births, deaths and marriages ...
UN Asia-Pacific forum calls for inclusive, job-... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Aug 07 2014]
With 743 million people in Asia and the Pacific still desperately poor, it is essential that growth be sustainable, inclusive and job-generating, declared the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as it kicked off ...
Asia-Pacific developing countries see ‘subdued’... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - Aug 06 2014]
Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing yet another year of subdued economic growth, marking the third successive year of growth below 6 per cent, according to the annual flagship publication of the United Nations Economic and Social ...
Asia-Pacific forum spotlights need for regional... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Aug 05 2014]
Asia-Pacific countries will gather in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( ESCAP ), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth ...
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